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Dec, 4, 2018

This study [in Portuguese] assesses the factors that affect gender equality and empowerment of women, based on Mozambican public opinion. The study concludes that Mozambicans are likely to form attitudes that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, however these attitudes vary with the gender of the respondent. Because of their marginalization, Mozambican women are more likely to promote social equity and gender equity than men. The study also reveals that Mozambicans who perceive unequal treatment of women by police or traditional courts and leaders are less likely to promote equal rights between men and women and value women. 

Mozambique Voter Turnout
Female Voters
Mural in Mozambique

Oct 8, 2018

To date, Mozambique has conducted four municipal assembly elections in 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013.  The fifth round is due to be conducted in October 2018.


This Briefing Paper compares municipalities at the national level over the first four legislative local elections conducted in terms of voter turnout and party competition.  It provides details of the most and least competitive municipalities as well as reveals those municipalities that have had the highest and lowest levels of voter turnout.

Sept 24, 2018

This new resource guide from CPGD provides essential data on voter turnout and party competition covering all four local elections conducted so far in Mozambique's 53 municipalities. It is the first edition in what will be an ongoing initiative to incorporate forthcoming local legislative election data and build a comprehensive dataset for election studies and analysis.  The compendium provides data and analysis for each municipality on: the levels of voter turnout; how voter turnout changed from election to election; the levels of party competition; and

how party competition varied over time. 

Sept 19, 2018

CPGD, in partnership with the National Democratic Institute, undertook nationwide research to gather the views and concerns of Mozambican citizens with the aim to better inform political parties as they design their electoral manifestos and campaigns for the 2019 general election.  The findings reveal citizens concerns related to political issues, economic affairs, health, agriculture, infrastructure and public services, as well as how parties should address these issues in their election campaigns and the extent to which parties have successfully incorporated their views in the past. The report is available in English and Portuguese.

News-Municipal Voter Turnout
Local Election Compendium
News - Election Views NDI Report
Nampula City By-election Mozambique

2nd Round 2018 Nampula City By-election: Reflections on Voter Turnout 

Partisanship, Charisma and Loyalty in the 1st Round 2018 Nampula City By-election

CPGD Mozambique Nampula By-election Analysis

Perspectives on the 2018 Nampula City

By-election - Briefing Paper

CPGD Mozambique Nampula By-election competition and voter turnout

The School as an Institution of Democracy: An Assessment of Mozambique

CPGD Mozambique School as Institution of Democracy

Does Growing Up Democratic Matter?


June 26, 2018

This research note compares two different data sources that provide information about citizen's concerns in Mozambique. It looks at how the information has been captured and considers the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches.  The aim is to help policy makers to better understand survey data that they may rely on for decision making purposes.

March 5, 2018

With low voter turnout in the 1st round of the 2018 Nampula City by-election, what factors might affect voter turnout of the 2nd round?  Read our blog reflecting on three factors that may influence the turnout: the context of the university academic calendar, the role of born-frees and those who voted for losing candidates in the first round.

March 2, 2018

After predicting well in our previous study that the 2018 Nampula City by-election would be very competitive with low voter turnout, CPGD's latest analysis looks at the potential factors that affected why voters voted in the way that they did.


Partisanship, charisma and party loyalty all appeared to have influenced voters to make their political choice, with 'swing voters' potentially playing a defining role in the outcome.  The second round vote to be held on 14 March 2018 will be interesting to observe, where high levels of charisma and party support (Amisse Cololo/Frelimo) will collide with high level of voters’ loyalty (Paulo Vahanle/Renamo).  Within the context that Nampula City is a very competitive constituency for both parties; it is too close to call the winner, at least based on comparison of Frelimo-Renamo election competition from 1994 to 2018, and low turnout.

January 10, 2018

In advance of the Nampula City by-election on 24th January 2018, CPGD has prepared a briefing paper to provide data and analysis on election competition and voter turnout trends based on all previous elections conducted in Nampula City.

The paper predicts that the participation of candidates from the three major political parties will increase electoral competition to the extent of narrowing the margin of victory and/or leading to a second-round vote. It also predicts that parties’ participation and election competition will increase voter turnout but the level of turnout will remain low.

December 14, 2017

CPGD's latest working paper explores the concept of the school as an institution of democracy, in the context of Mozambique.


It assesses the extent to which publicly funded schools in Mozambique provide education about aspects of democracy and provides recommendations that can boost schools to become enduring democratic structures that can instil democratic values into future generations of Mozambican citizens.

June 16, 2017

CPGD’s latest working paper in our Youth and Development series, focuses on Born Frees’ attitudes towards democracy in Mozambique.  The paper uses the most recent public opinion survey in Mozambique to test whether growing up democratic matters for attitudes towards democracy. It explores the assumption that, different from older generations who grew up and/or experienced limitations of freedom under authoritarian rule, Mozambican citizens who were born free (since the 1994 founding multiparty democratic election) are more likely to adopt positive attitudes toward democracy. This is because they grew up ‘free’ in a context of democratic institutions, procedures and values. However the research findings show the opposite to be true, that Mozambican born frees tend not to be committed to democracy or understand what democracy is compared to older generations.

News - RN1 Citizens Data
News - Nampula Blog
News - Nampula BP4
News - Nampula BP
News - School WP
News WP8 Born Frees
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