Knowledge Note

"Mozambique’s high levels of exposure and vulnerability to weather shocks threaten economic and social progress.​"

Thanks to strong economic growth over the last two decades, poverty in Mozambique has decreased and the average household is now more likely to access basic education, health, and housing. Yet, the country is still ravaged by intense and frequent weather disasters.

To determine the scale and nature of the impacts of these shocks, this Note analyzes the vulnerability of rural livelihoods across three different extreme weather events: droughts, floods and cyclones.

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