The ILO, with funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), is supporting its tripartite constituents in Mozambique towards the creation of productive employment and decent working conditions for Mozambican women and men, particularly youth and those living in poverty. Applying a systems approach, the 5-year project aims to promote the creation of more and better jobs at the national and sectoral levels, as well as through capacity development support to its constituents, namely the Government of Mozambique, Employers Organisations, and Workers Organisations. The MozTrabalha project is anchored in the goals of the National Employment Policy (NEP) and the Plano de Acção da Política de Emprego (PAPE, 2021-2024). It is designed to support the further implementation of the NEP and PAPE through increased employment mainstreaming in macroeconomic and sectoral government work as well as the establishment of dedicated implementation tools such as pro-employment budgeting and employment impact assessments. At the sectoral level, using a market systems development approach, it will promote a sustainable enterprise development and productive creation for Mozambican women and men living in poverty particularly in the country’s Northern Provinces as well as in the Beira corridor.
MozTrabalha’s overall aim and principle is to create productive employment and decent working conditions, at scale, with sustainable outcomes, and using a systems approach that promotes structural transformation and which will underpin all project interventions. Cross-cutting themes include a continuous focus on poverty reduction through employment creation, social dialogue and labour standards, the promotion of gender equality, as well as actively furthering the just transition towards a carbon-neutral economy. The concrete intervention logic and results framework will be finalised during a dedicated inception phase which will employ a range of analytic and consultative tools to ensure appropriate identification of target sub-sectors and value chains, provinces and interventions.
Beyond MozTrabalha, ILO is implementing a range of other programmes and activities as part of its development corporation and regular budget portfolio, in its support to Mozambican constituents towards achieving progress across the Decent Work Agenda, as currently guided by the NEP as the most country’s current relevant plan and in anticipation of the formulation of the next Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP). The ILO furthermore is an active member of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), and is actively contributing towards the achievement of the Agenda 2030 as defined by the Mozambican United Nations Sustainable Development Country Framework (UNSDCF).
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