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Mozambique

Promoting Integrity in the Water and Sanitation Sector and Strengthening Local Capacities

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Helvetas works closely together with local civil society to promote integrity, transparency and accountability in resources allocation and spending in the water and sanitation sector.

  • Project Name
    Multi-country Water Integrity Programme
  • Project Phase
    2015 to 2019
  • Funding
    This project is co-funded by donations and SDC.
  • Thematic focus
    Advocacy
    Partnership and Capacity Development
    Water

Governance in Mozambique has been challenged by several factors, including a slow decentralisation process, weak institutional capacity and lack of integrity and quality in provision of services to citizens.

The Multi Country Water Integrity Project  (MCWIP) promotes integrity in the water and sanitation sector. It develops alliances and partnerships with key civil society actors at national level to improve transparency, accountability and participation in the sector.

The project also works closely with civil society platforms in monitoring and demanding more transparency and accountability throughout the using of social accountability tools, e.g., Community Score Cards, Social Audits, Citizen Report Cards and Budget Tracking.   

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It supports strengthening the capacity of relevant government institutions to integrate the principles of integrity in local and national decision-making as well as to adapt policy, plans and strategies. At the same time, the project works with rights holders; it empowers individuals and progressive civil society to claim their rights to quality water and sanitation services, and to participation in a policy dialogue.

The project is implemented by Helvetas and the Water Integrity Network in Guatemala, Nepal and Mozambique.

How Helvetas Supports People in Mozambique

Water is scarce in Mozambique. Learn how local communities in Mozambique build wells and latrines, and improve crop yields.

Advocacy

Real change requires open dialog between policymakers and society. So Helvetas promotes exchange between decision-makers and those affected by their decisions.