ONE UN Joint Programme on Social Protection in Mozambique


Project properties

MOZ/17/04/CEF Africa Mozambique Sweden UNICEF Finland Netherlands United Kingdom Ireland MOZ106 In progress This project is part of the Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All


Over the past decade, Mozambique’s social protection system was consolidated with the National Basic Social Security Strategy 2010-2014. Nevertheless, despite numerous improvements the sector has remained fragmented and coverage levels are still low. The new National Basic Social Security Strategy, or ENSSB II, covering the period 2016-2024, endorsed by the Council of Ministers in February 2016, provides a unique opportunity to address this fragmentation and better align those involved to deliver an ambitious set of targets.

It has four key objectives:

  1. Enhance the level of consumption and resilience of the population living in situations of poverty and vulnerability;
  2. Contribute towards the development of human capital through improvement of nutrition, access to basic health and education services of the population segments living in poverty and vulnerability;
  3. Prevent and mitigate the risks of violence, abuse, exploitation, discrimination and social exclusion through social services, and
  4. Develop the institutional capacity of the government sectors that coordinate basic social security.

The United Nations Joint Programme on Social Protection aims at supporting the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Action (MGCAS) and its implementing arm of social assistance, the National Institute of Social Action, in the implementation of the action areas of ENSSB II towards increased coverage and greater efficiency and effectiveness of the basic social security subsystem in Mozambique.


  • End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Reduce inequality within and among countries


01.09.2017 - 31.03.2025


4,486,792 / 5,395,603 Development Cooperation

Timeline of linked projects

45 MOZ/17/04/CEF 09 01 2017 03 31 2025
06 01 2011 12 31 2017 MOZ/11/01/CEF UN Joint programme on social protection in Mozambique 191
01 01 2016 04 20 2017 MOZ/15/01/CEF UNJP on Social Protection in Mozambique : Holistic Care and Support for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children 106
12 21 2016 06 30 2024 RAF/17/53/IRL Southern Africa – Social Protection Component IGSPJI 48
05 15 2017 12 31 2020 MOZ/17/03/CEF Contribution to improved quality of social protection and social welfare services 65
01 01 2018 12 31 2019 Mozambique - Improved capacity of Social Security Institutions for extension of coverage and provision of better benefits for all (country programme 2018-19) 795
01 01 2019 07 31 2022 MOZ/19/50/PRT ACTION/Portugal (Phase 2): Strengthening of Social Protection Systems in Mozambique 415
12 05 2022 12 31 2025 GLO/22/31/IRL Accelerating the Achievement of Universal Social Protection to Leave No One Behind 921


Old-age Family/ child/ parental Maternity Disability Non-contributory Inclusive and effective social dialogue Building rights-based social protection systems Financing social protection Culture of social protection National systems of social protection statistics and M&E frameworks Adaptation of social protection systems to new and emerging challenges Digital transformation