Economic Conditions, Living Conditions and Poverty in Mozambique

This briefing paper analyzed how often Mozambicans experience poverty, on one hand, and how they evaluate national and personal economic conditions on the other. Mozambicans were far less likely to experience shortages in basic necessities in 2008 than they were in either 2005 or 2002. Indeed, 41 percent of Mozambicans said in 2008 that their personal living conditions had improved in the previous twelve months. These changes appear to be fuelling increased optimism for the future.