September 28, 2023


education gives you strength

Mozambique: World Bank $104m for Mozambique’s Skills Development Programmes

The World Bank board of directors approved a $104 million in support of skills development programmes for youths in Mozambique.

The grant came from the bank’s International Development Association (IDA) and will invest in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education (HE) subsystems.

In response to Mozambique’s priorities and economic sectors, the project seeks to improve quality and access of educational curriculums and skills development training.

The project is targeting to help increase access to quality education and training at the institutions in priority areas relevant to future economic development, focusing on engineering, science, technology, mathematics and climate change.

“Empowering its youth by developing higher-level skills through quality post-secondary education, while working on policies to incentivise the creation of jobs linked to modern productive systems, are among the most important challenges facing the country if it’s to reap the benefits of its demographic dividend,” noted Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough, World Bank country director for Mozambique, Madagascar, Comores, Mauritius, and Seychelles.

“Better educated youths will contribute to reduce income inequality, facilitate social mobility and help jump-start the much-needed fertility transition,” Pswarayi-Riddihough added.

The project will also support teacher training programmes through the use of new teaching methods while addressing the current shortages of specialised technical skills