“A Terra de Boa Gente” (“The land of good people”) – The case of the Inhambane Tourism Integrated Development Approach, Mozambique.
This case study describes the innovative mainstream approach used by SNV Mozambique to link the tourism sector closer to the local economy and basic service provision. It also examines how the tourism economic development can be made more pro-poor and subsequently involve and increase the income and well-being of local people. SNV works with a large cluster of diversified actors representing the private and public sectors, associations, local NGO’s and informal groups. Building confidence between the groups, facilitating networking activities and building platforms are essential SNV activities. The process is on-going since early 2007 with the first tangible results starting to show in the second quarter of 2008.