Mozambique is a least developed country with low socioeconomic indicators. It was highly indebted and reliant on donor aid to enhance economic development.
In addition, more than 70% of the population was reliant on mostly small-scale agriculture, which was negatively impacted by inadequate infrastructure and low investment inhibiting the country’s transition to high value agro-processing.
The country experienced many supply side challenges hindering trade competitiveness. Its market focus was very narrow, depending on a handful of traditional markets. The need for a National Export Strategy was evident and the Commonwealth Secretariat hired Leve Global to take up the challenge.