After days of torrential rain pushed the lower Limpopo River over its banks in late January 2013, flood water surrounded the city of Xai-Xai in southern Mozambique. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)satellite captured this natural-color image on January 31.
Since 1984, the World Bank has been providing development assistance to Mozambique, designing assistance based on the country’s needs and priorities, from economic stabilization in the 1980s, to post-war
UNDP has worked in Mozambique since 1976, when the agreement of cooperation between UNDP and the Government of Mozambique was made. The Standard Basic Framework Agreement attached below was signed just after Independence in 1976, and establishes UNDP’s presence in the country.
The legal authority for UNDP’s programme, within the framework of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), is based on its Country Programme Document, which is approved by the UNDP Board, its Country Programme Action Plan and its Annual Work Plans.
ARA-Sul is the water agency responsible for the river basins in southern Mozambique, including the trans-boundary flood prone rivers Limpopo and Maputo. It is strongly involved in the hydrological modelling including water availability, dam operation and flood forecasting.