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Request for research proposals: Analysis on firms and taxation using micro data from Uganda
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and UNU-WIDER have established a secure research lab in the premises of URA. Want to do research using quality-assured administrative tax data? See the Request for Research Proposals
Annual Report 2021
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Our research and policy briefs provide a short overview with key findings, lessons, and policy implications, from some of our key research outputs.
125 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperWhat drove the profitability of colonial firms?: Labour coercion and trade preferences on the Sena Sugar Estates (1920–74)
The magnitude of returns to colonial-era investments in Africa has been addressed in an extensive literature, as have the nature and legacies of extractive colonial institutions...Mozambique Sugarcane Forced labour
Working PaperLabour market effects of digital matching platforms: Experimental evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
Can digital labour market platforms reduce search frictions in either formal or informal labour markets?...Job search Search frictions Unemployment
Working PaperHealth and ethnic inequalities in Mozambique with special reference to leprosy
The subject of this paper is health and ethnic inequalities in Mozambique, with special reference to leprosy...Health Ethnic inequality Mozambique
SeminarEconomic development and institutions – perceptions and bottlenecks
On 15 March 2022, the Faculty of Economics of the University of Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) organizes an event launching a cycle of debates on institutional performance and economic development in Mozambique. The event, entitled ‘ Economic...
Journal ArticleThe impact of COVID-19 on consumption poverty in Mozambique
THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on household consumption poverty. To predict changes in income and the associated effects on poverty, we rely on existing estimated macroeconomic impacts...COVID-19 Poverty Inequality
Working PaperImpact of teacher content knowledge on student achievement in a low-income country
This paper estimates the causal impact of teacher content knowledge on student achievement in Mozambique, a low-income country where a large share of fourth-graders fail to meet the minimum requirements of literacy and numeracy...Education quality Mozambique Education
SeminarCEEG Seminar Series: The economic recession in Mozambique
On Wednesday 23 February 2022, Michael Sambo, Researcher at IESE , will present a recent study entitled The economic recession in Mozambique: Was it COVID-19? – A look from the external sector . The seminar is part of the CEEG Seminar Series...
Journal ArticleThe macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 in Mozambique: A social accounting matrix approach
THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | This study assesses the economic costs of COVID-19 and the state of emergency implemented by the Government of Mozambique...COVID-19 Multiplier analysis Social Accounting Matrix
PresentationSOUTHMOD work presented at the Mozambique Social Protection Week
The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Action ( MGCAS ) organises a Social Protection theme week in Mozambique 11-15 October 2021. During the week, on 15 October, The Mozambican Ministry of Economy and Finance ( MEF ) with Internation Labour...
NewsPress Release | New UN study reveals limited impact of tax and social protection policies in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Africa SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation
Journal ArticleBeyond access to basic services: perspectives on social health determinants of Mozambique
A wide range of evidence shows systematic differences in health status among social groups, which are associated with unequal exposure to and distribution of the social determinants of health (SDH)...Self-assessed health Health equity Mozambique
Working PaperThe saga and limits of public financial management: The Mozambican case
At independence in 1975, the Frelimo government took over public administration from the colonial system and started to transform it...Public finance management Mozambique Reforms
In collaboration with the national MOZMOD team, International Labour Organization (ILO) Mozambique , Ministry of Economic and Finance of Mozambique ( MEF ) and the Southern Africa for Social Policy Research Insights ( SASPRI ), UNU-WIDER will...
Research BriefSerá o Ensino Técnico-Profissional (ETP) uma solução para o desemprego jovem?: Dinâmica da transição ensino-emprego dos finalistas do ETP em Moçambique
O Ensino Técnico-Profissional (ETP) é frequentemente visto como uma solução milagrosa que resolve questões que vão desde o desemprego juvenil até à mudança estrutural relacionada com o me...Mozambique Education policy Employment
Research BriefIs technical and vocational education and training a solution for youth unemployment?: The dynamics of school-to-work transition of TVET graduates in Mozambique
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is often seen as a silver bullet resolving issues ranging from youth unemployment to labour market-related structural change...Mozambique Education policy Employment