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Improving School Education and Vocational Training in Mozambique

Basic and Vocational Education and Training

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  • Commissioning Party

    Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) 

  • Cofinancier

    The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - Norad

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2022 to 2025

  • Other Stakeholders

    Integration GmbH

  • Products and expertise

    Economic development and employment

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Access to public basic education and vocational education has improved in Mozambique. Primary and secondary school enrolment has risen significantly since 2000, reaching 94 per cent in 2020. A significant obstacle within the sector is that girls consistently achieve lower completion rates as compared to boys. An average teacher-to-student ratio of 1:55, an overall inadequate number of qualified teachers, administrative staff, and headmasters, as well as high absenteeism among school staff all pose fundamental challenges in basic education. Vocational training institutions tasked with developing

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the skill sets required for both informal employment and the formal labour market have been slow in adapting to the specific demand. And generally, private sector institutions show a low level of engagement in the provision of training.


Educational institutions and selected service providers of vocational education in Mozambique are provided with the capacity to deliver quality oriented education and training relevant for the labour market.


The main activities of the project include:

  • Improving the implementation capacities of decentralised education administrations and consolidating approaches to fulfil their oversight and supervision functions.
  • Improving the quality and gender sensitivity in the training of teachers and school headmasters and provide better skills for applying information and communications technology (ICT).
  • Expanding cooperation between the private sector and identified public and private providers of vocational training.
  • Promoting multipliers and policy for gender equity in the education and training system.

Integration GmbH, a consulting firm, primarily supports the project in implementing measures related to vocational education and training.

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) participates in co-financing the project measures.

Last update: January 2024

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