Centre for Democracy and Development

Assessing equity in COVID-19 social protection policies for vulnerable groups in Mozambique

This study is part of our research programme Equity in COVID-19 and will assess COVID-19 mitigation and policy responses aimed at providing social protection to the most vulnerable groups in Mozambique.

Led by Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).

About the research

This research will assess COVID-19 mitigation and policy responses aimed at providing social protection to the most vulnerable groups. By mapping Government policies and gathering experiences of Community Based Organizations (from Maputo, Beira and Pemba), the focal points of this research are: (1) Noncontributive social protection policies and state budget prioritization; (2) Cash transfer policies directed to the most vulnerable groups; (3) Policy coherence and sustainability strategies.

Planned activities

  • Research planning meetings.
  • Production and submission of online questionnaires: (1) to the Government – Ministry of Social Action and Economy and Finance (2) to Donors and international cooperation partners; and (3) to “non-state actors” (media, NGOs, trade unions, private sector and academy).
  • Production and submission of online questionnaires to Provincial Delegations of INAS (National Institute of Social Assistance – Maputo, Cabo Delgado and Sofala Provinces).
  • Production and submission of questionnaires to CBOs of the cities of Beira, Maputo and Pemba.
  • Email interviews with participants of the initiative “Resposta a COVID-19 com Contas Certas”, aimed to ensure consistency and transparency COVID-19 response related management of public funds.
  • Workshops/webinar to exchange experiences with CBOs of the cities of Beira, Maputo and Pemba.
  • Data compilation and analysis.
  • Production of research report.
Objectives

The main objective is to assess the COVID-19 mitigation national plan through a lens of policy coherence and focus on the impact of social protection strategies aimed to reach out the most vulnerable groups.

Country focus
  • Mozambique