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Reality Checks in Mozambique. Building better understanding of the dynamics of poverty and well-being. Annual report year one, 2011

Poverty monitoring and evaluation in Mozambique primarily take place within the framework of the implementation of Mozambique‟s Poverty Reduction Strategy PARP/A, and is informed by quantitative data derived from different types of national surveys and similar studies done by bilateral and multilateral aid organisations. However, by their quantitative nature such surveys do not capture all the dimensions of poverty that are relevant to the design of policies and programmes. While quantitative data yield valuable information about the mapping and profile of poverty over space and time, qualitative data are necessary in order to better understand the dynamics of poverty and the coping strategies of the poor.