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GMD - Mozambican Group against Debt
The Mozambican Group Against Debt (GMD) is a member organisation with a type of structure equal to that of an alliance, which brings together civil society organisations of various origins and thematic interest areas. It also brings together academic institutions and individual members with rights and obligations in order to fulfil its mission. The alliance has a five-year strategic plan, in which the work strategies, mentioned below, have been stipulated. Through three-year plans as well as annual plans, the strategic plan is operationalised by an executive team composed by the individuals, who make up the secretariat.
Address: Rua de Coimbra, nº 91 - Malhangalene, Maputo
Telephone: 21 419523 - Cell 82 - 443 7740
Contact person: Eufragina Manuel
Theme: Building Local Democracy
The Mozambican Group Against Debt (GMD) identifies itself as an alliance constituted by (between 1996 and 1997) collective and individual entities committed to the economic and social development of the country, in general, and to the alleviation of foreign debt and poverty, and to the promotion of good economic and social governance, in particular.
To promote reflection on issues relating to a balanced economic and social development in the country, either contributing to designing strategies and policies to eradicate poverty, or trying to make synergies with other segments of civil society, with the aim to improve the management of income from public resources and to eliminate dependence.
ü Public resources/debt: Includes the combination of issues, which contributes to strengthening and development of public finances, with an emphasis on stronger and better links between resource/debt management and poverty eradication/reduction;
ü Governance: Includes the aspects that contribute to better knowledge about and transparency in governmental acts, in particular with what concerns the spending of public resources and the participation of citizens in the decision-making processes;
ü Poverty: Includes issues, the results of which will allow for better and increased evaluation of the impact of the economic and social development actions taken and activities or programmes implemented in the country on the living conditions of most Mozambicans. Special focus should be on the evaluation of the way, in which the public planning instruments take into consideration and deal with not only absolute poverty issues, but also relative poverty and inequality issues.
Main stretagic activities
ü The creation of a space for political dialogue between the Government, civil society and the donors that come to be institutions like the development observatories and the joint revision of PARPA;
ü The creation of platforms, the so-called G-20s, for the coordination of civil society participation in the political dialogue with the Government on social and economic policies;
ü Active participation by citizens and Mozambican civil society organisations in the political dialogue on economic and social justice issues, with a special focus on the debate on the Government’s and the donors’ social and economic policies;
ü Elaboration of political position-taking and/or influence tools (qualitative statement documents and reports from civil society on poverty and the Annual Poverty Statistics)
ü Mobilisation of knowledge bases and resources with regard to issues related to the improvement of aid efficiency: The Paris Agenda, The Accra Declaration, etc.
Government and donors
Civil society organisationsGMD activists