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Sam Jones - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Mozambique, in common with many other developing countries, has achieved impressive increases in access to education. Since 2000, the number of children attending primary school has more than doubled, as have the number of schools. Enrolment into secondary school also has risen rapidly — in...

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– Rethinking our approach to the world’s most fragile states
David Carment, Yiagadeesen Samy - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Those fragile states whose stagnation is so tenacious despite generous aid programs, and substantial and costly interventions, are stuck in a ‘fragility trap.’ Caught in a low-level equilibrium, trapped states appear to be in a perpetual political and economic limbo that can last for...

Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

It’s early July and I’m back in Maputo, Mozambique, looking over the calm sea at the boats that fish the waters for the seafood that makes visiting this part of Africa such a treat. The sunset here is a delicate combination of pale turquoise, light grey, and warm pink. Coming from the...

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– Accounting for underreported consumption
Channing Arndt, Kristi Mahrt - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Household budget surveys in sub-Saharan Africa are designed to facilitate poverty measurement and may fail to fully capture consumption in wealthy households. As a result, inequality is likely underestimated. We address upper tier consumption underreporting by aligning consumption derived from...

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– MOZMOD v1.0
Vanda Castelo, Finório Castigo, António S. Cruz, Christine Byaruhanga, David McLennan, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents MOZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Mozambique. This work was carried out by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project. The results presented in this report are derived using...

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– Political economy, trade, and policy environment
Taku Fundira, Giles Henley - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Expansion of biofuels production and consumption at the regional and national levels relies on both supportive energy prices and policy interventions. Despite enthusiasm for policy interventions to stimulate biofuel production in Southern African countries in the mid-2000s, the years since have...

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– Competition in road transportation between Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Thando Vilakazi, Anthea Paelo - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Efficient transport links are critical to enhancing the integration of markets in Southern Africa. This paper assesses the structure of markets, competition, and prices and costs of road transportation between urban hubs in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Key findings...

Ricardo Santos, Vincenzo Salvucci - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon involving things other than consumption — such as access to and quality of health and education, housing, possession of durable goods, freedom, and many other factors. The consumption and multidimensional poverty approaches are complementary: it is...

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– The Case of Mozambican Manufacturing
António S. Cruz, Carol Newman, John Rand, Finn Tarp - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

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Emílio Tostão, Giles Henley, Joel Tembe, Aristides Baloi - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This study discusses the potential for expanding cultivation of biofuel feedstock in Mozambique from several angles. Taking the case of sugarcane, it explores the potential to expand production, through exploring both biophysical factors and patterns of existing investment. We review recent...

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Faaiqa Hartley, Dirk van Seventer, Emílio Tostão, Channing Arndt - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Mozambique is one of the most promising African countries for producing biofuels and the national biofuel policy of 2009 identifies measures to incentivize biofuel production. Demand for biofuels in the Southern African Development Community is expected to increase over the next few years as 7...

– Significant progress but challenges remain
Ricardo Santos, Vincenzo Salvucci - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In 1990, Mozambique was one of the poorest countries in the world, with poverty estimated to reach 80% of the total population. At that stage, a Millennium Development Goal of reducing this proportion by half posed a very difficult target to meet. After the ‘war of destabilization’ in...

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João Morgado, Vincenzo Salvucci - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In this study we analyze the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Mozambique applying the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition approach on data from four agricultural surveys between 2002 and 2012. We find that female-headed households are on average substantially less productive (about 20 per cent...

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– An analysis of census data (1997–2007)
José Cardoso, João Morgado, Vincenzo Salvucci - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In this study we analyse the evolution of deprivation indicators and of a multidimensional poverty index using Mozambican census data for 1997 and 2007. We analyse deprivation levels according to eight different indicators reflecting housing conditions and access to public utilities/basic...

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– Mozambique country case study
António S. Cruz, Fausto J. Mafambissa - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki

Under the current international economic conditions, where Asian countries are strong competitors in the manufacturing commodities, low-income countries like Mozambique could attempt to compete in industries without smokestacks. Fruits and vegetables, agro-processing goods, and various tradable...

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– The case of Mozambique
Mike Muller, Horacio Zandamela - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

All countries, especially developing countries with limited financial resources, face difficult decisions in prioritizing public funds for investment projects in order to achieve strategic public goals in the face of multiple demands. Effective investment often requires coordination between...

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