REPUBLIC OF MOZAMBIQUE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND SOCIAL ACTION. Social Protection Floors Mozambique Experience . New York, 12 th September 2013. Mozambique socio-economic context. About 23 million of population (52% are women); High levels of Economic Growth in the last 15 years;
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REPUBLIC OF MOZAMBIQUE
MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND SOCIAL ACTION
Social Protection Floors Mozambique Experience
New York, 12th September 2013
comprised of social transfers used to address the needs of the most vulnerable and destitute households (older people, people with disabilities, those who are chronically ill, and households with orphans and vulnerable children) and to respond to situations of permanent and transitory vulnerability.
The joint ILO and International Monetary Fund work to support government in a mid-term costing of the programs and compare it with the potential fiscal space, contributing to national dialogue and increasing budget allocations;
• to guarantee the budget allocation for social sectors, taking into account the priorities set out in the main strategies and programs in the realization of basic social protection;
Mozambique has reaped rich lessons with the materialization of a social protection floor and coordinated work with partners. It has been increasingly evident that:
• the establishment of a social protection floor that responds to the needs of vulnerable groups, is an effective response to the needs of these groups;
• the social protection programs should include sustainable responses to people and households with members who are able to work;
• the social protection interventions should allow greater access to health care, greater access to education and social assistance to the most vulnerable people and for who may be affected by risks arising from structural and environmental impacts;