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James Stewart - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki

In the 1980s Mozambique was one of the poorest countries in the world. Since then, the country has recovered from civil war to grow by an average of 7% each year. According to the latest national poverty assessment, carried out as part of the ‘Inclusive growth in Mozambique’ project,...

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

In late November 2017 more than 100 people gathered in Maputo, Mozambique, to participate in a joint reflection on poverty and inequality in the country. Research presented touched on issues aimed at making growth more inclusive, ranging from gender equality to agricultural investment...

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Carlos Gradín, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we investigate the long-term trend of consumption inequality in Mozambique. We show that an imbalanced growth path disproportionally benefited the better-off and caused increasing inequality, especially in more recent years, curbing the necessary reduction in poverty. Using a...

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Carlos Gradín, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We investigate the trend in the gender employment gap in the expanding non-subsistence sector of the economy in Mozambique, a country still characterized by a large subsistence agricultural sector. We show evidence that the gender gap has widened over time and we identify two factors strongly...

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

This paper provides practical tests for the robustness of multidimensional comparisons of well-being. Focussing on counting-type multidimensional poverty measures, I draw on the properties of positive Boolean threshold functions to prove that the space of feasible poverty definitions is finite...

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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Cecilia Navarra - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The focus of this paper is the role played in rural contexts by contract farming agreements between smallholders and private investors. These contracts can take different forms, but in general are agreements under which producers commit to supply produce to a buyer firm. They are—at least...

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– Evidence from the Zambezi river in Mozambique
César Salazar-Espinoza, Sam Jones - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Prior to 2009, there was no direct road connection between the southern regions of Mozambique—where the capital city is located—and the more agriculturally-productive central and northern regions. In this paper, we leverage the opening of a major road bridge to identify the impact of...

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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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