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Cahora Bassa Dam Development Project
Location

South East Africa
North-West Mozambique, bordering Zambia, Zimbabwe




Background

Portuguese colony up until 1975 when they gained independence which left a weak
government in charge

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Civil war broke out in 1977 which prevented the development on the project that
was begun in the 60s
This was because no tax money to be spent on development, money was being
spent on weaponry instead. No work was done either as people were concentrating
on fighting
After ended…

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Provide all of Mozambique with electricity as long as they were a few small sources
were developed for the most rural areas

Type of aid

An example of bilateral aid (aid given by one government to another and may include
business deals and trade agreements)
Top down aid ­ money…

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The life expectancy at birth has risen from 35 in 1960 ­ 47.9 in 2008. This shows that things
such as healthcare, sanitation and water must have been improving
The percentage of the rural population with access to clean water has risen from 35.8 in
1990 to 46.8 in 2008.…

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