Helping to ensure universal access to water
Improving the access to electricity
Protecting and promoting the natural environment
Bordered by the Indian Ocean in southern Africa, Mozambique is a vast country with over 28 million inhabitants. Since the end of the civil war in 1992, it has experienced one of the highest rates of economic growth on the continent.
The country has many assets, which are still under-exploited: hydro-electric power, off shore oil, mining, agriculture and tourism. Indeed, Mozambique has an exceptionally rich natural heritage and several protected nature reserves. Moreover, the recent discovery of significant coal and gas deposits could radically change Mozambique's economic position and structure by 2025.
However, the country’s economic growth - linked in part to support from the international community - has not led to a genuine reduction in poverty. Mozambique still faces significant challenges: improving the distribution of wealth, making basic services (water and electricity) accessible to the whole population and upgrading its infrastructures.
AFD has been present since 1981 and is supporting the country's sustainable development through loans to the public (State or public companies) and private sectors (banks, companies, micro-finance institutions), financial guarantees, subsidies (NGOs, studies, capacity building), technical support missions and training.