Governance and accountability: SNV strengthened the capacities of local governments at provincial and district level in the decentralisation process in improving their governance and their accountability, notably in Nampula Province. In the districts where the programme was active, budget allocation to socio-economic development has improved. Strong civil society dialogue emerged in the participatory process. Repayment rates of district development funds have improved.
Access to Fair Trade markets: From 2002-2008 SNV worked on a programme to revive the cashew sector. With financial support from the Dutch Triodos/HIVOS Fund and with local partners, the CASCA programme was developed. CASCA focused on improving crop management and establishing small scale units for process of cashew, as well as fair trade market access. the programme achieved an outreach of 50,000 farmers.
The programme demonstrated that it is possible to:
Market access for banana farmers: SNV has enabled banana producers in Mozambique to access finance and markets. SNV helped the farmers to organise themselves in an association that made it possible for them to ensure regular and consistent supply, a critical pre-condition to secure contracts with supermarkets. The association is now a supplier of bananas to the Shoprite chain of supermarkets.
Developing a sustainable pro-poor tourism sector: SNV was the leader in developing inclusive, pro-poor sustainable tourism in the country. SNV has supported the Ministry of Tourism Inhambane (DIPTURI) and the Maputo Municipality in the implementation of ST-EP (Sustainable Tourism Eradicating Poverty), a World Tourism Organisation (UN-WTO) programme focussing on vocational skills development for employment and for entrepreneurship in the tourism sector and its supply chains. SNV also promoted and supported the Maputo Tourism Observatory, a self-sustained multi-stakeholder platform made of private and public sector organisations in tourism.