The UN Interagen (Programa de Desenvolvimento Humano a Nivel Local - Human Development Program at the Local Level), launched in March 1999 and lasted until 2003, is an Italian financed program conceived within the framework of the Five-Year Plan of the Mozambican Government and, more specifically, as part of its Socio-Economic Plan.
Working in support of the Mozambican Government, as well as institutions and representatives from civil society, the main objectives of the PDHL/MOZ are to:
ILS LEDA supported the creation of three LEDAs, including ADEL Sofala (Agência de Desenvolvimento Económico Local) in October 2000 and ADEM Manica (Agência de Desenvolvimento Económico de Manica) in November 2000, and Maputo province opened in October 2001.
There are several reasons why the local and national actors of Mozambique choose the LEDAs or Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) as the most suitable implementation mechanism for the LED component of the PDHL:
In particular the LEDAs in Mozambique were expected to be involved in:
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