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Evidence matters for inclusive growth policy: Reflections from the annual conference of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme

Like many developing countries, Mozambique is struggling with problems of poverty, inequality, low productivity, unemployment, and low institutional capacity. The COVID-19 pandemic is now adding to these challenges...

Inclusive growth Mozambique
Journal Article
Vulnerability to natural shocks: Assessing the short-term impact on consumption and poverty of the 2015 flood in Mozambique

Mozambique is among the most disaster-prone countries in the world. A bigger than usual, and mostly unexpected, flood occurred in the central-northern region of the country in the first few months of 2015, causing huge damage to infrastructures...

Welfare impact Flood Difference-in-difference
Working Paper
Economic complexity and structural transformation: the case of Mozambique

Mozambique is among the world’s least complex economies. By systematically accounting for both supply- and demand-side factors, we identify new products and sectors that can help to diversify and upgrade its economy...

economic complexity Trade Exports
Working Paper
Updating great expectations: The effect of peer salary information on own-earnings forecasts

How jobseekers set their earnings expectations is central to job search models...

wage expectation information heuristics
Working Paper
Natural resources, institutions, and economic transformation in Mozambique

In the light of Mozambique’s natural resources boom—especially its large-scale investments in mining, oil, and gas—this paper analyses the prospects for the extractive industries to contribute to economic transformation from an inst...

Economic transformation Extractive industries Institutions
Working Paper
Rule of law and judicial independence

The rule of law and judicial independence are a project yet to be achieved in Mozambique...

Economic development Rule of law judicial independence
Working Paper
Economic development and institutions in Mozambique: Factors affecting public financial management

Mozambique has achieved incipient but still fragile socio-economic development since 1975. The public financial management system has been reformed and improved, but its performance has weakened since 2013...

Democracy growth strategy Institutional economics
Working Paper
Decentralization reforms in Mozambique: The role of institutions in the definition of results

With the introduction of the economic reforms in the late 1980s, the opening up of the political arena and the end of the civil war in the early 1990s, the decentralization process began in Mozambique...

Decentralization decentralized governance Institutions
Working Paper
Health, development, and institutional factors: The Mozambique case

The central aim of this text is to show the impact institutions have on the performance of the health sector in Mozambique...

State traditional medicine Mozambique
Working Paper
Character or context: What explains behavioural dishonesty in low-income countries?

We run a lab-in-the-field experiment with 1,060 university students in Mozambique to examine the correlates of behavioural dishonesty, distinguishing between intrinsic and extrinsic factors...

cheating dice game Behaviour
Research Brief
Multidimensional poverty in times of multiple crises: A snapshot of Mozambique in 2015–2018 Mozambique Multidimensional poverty Household surveys
Working Paper
Evolution of multidimensional poverty in crisis-ridden Mozambique

Mozambique experienced important reduction in the poverty rate until recently, before two major natural disasters hit and the country started suffering from a hidden debt scandal with associated economic slowdown...

first-order dominance Mozambique Multidimensional poverty
Students in Maputo City. Photo: Elina Penttinen Baseline survey reveals challenges faced by vocational students in Mozambique Mozambique Education Labour market
Baseline survey on the school-to-work transition of technical and vocational education graduates in Mozambique (in Portuguese): Inquérito de base à transição ensino-emprego dos graduados do ensino técnico-profissional em Moçambique

A investigação aqui apresentada foi planeada e implementada por pesquisadores do United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), do Grupo de Pesquisa em Economia do Desenvolvimento (DERG) da Uni...

Mozambique education policy Employment
Baseline survey on the school-to-work transition of technical and vocational education graduates in Mozambique: Inquérito de base à transição ensino-emprego dos graduados do ensino técnico-profissional em Moçambique

The research detailed herein was planned and implemented by researchers at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), the Develop-ment Economics Research Group (DERG) at the University of Copenhagen ...

Mozambique education policy Employment
The five criteria low income countries must have in place for lockdowns to work

As the COVID-19 virus has spread across the globe, developing countries are starting to enact many of the same policies used in China, Europe, and North America to contain the virus. But are these policies appropriate in low income contexts?...

COVID-19 lockdown Mozambique
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