In the name of progress: Will technology solve inequality?
On 7 October Daron Acemoğlu delivers the 2022 WIDER Annual Lecture, challenging the techno-optimism of our age. Register to join the live stream. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on domestic revenue mobilization
A new webinar series aims to facilitate a discussion on how domestic revenue mobilization can be supported in the Global South. Read more
Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES | Bogotá, Colombia, on 5-7 October 2022 | Join us as we discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research on inequality, and its policy take-aways. Read more
The developer’s dilemma: Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth
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Journal Special Issue: What sustains informality
This Open Access special issue explores critical issues related to the nature of informal employment and its determinants. Read more
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128 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperDigital labour platforms as shock absorbers: Evidence from COVID-19
Digital labour platforms have grown five-fold over the last decade, enabling significant expansion in gig work worldwide. We interrogate the criticism that these platforms tend to amplify aggregate economic shocks for registered users (workers)...COVID-19 Digital labour platforms Labour market
SeminarCEEG Seminar Series: Economic growth of Mozambique and its interaction with the environment
On Wednesday 24 August 2022, Mônica Magaua, PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), will present her recent study on the economic growth in Mozambique and its interaction with the environment. The...
SeminarCEEG Seminar Series: The role of mobile money in reducing economic inequality in Mozambique
On Wednesday 10 August 2022, Moisés Siúta, PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town, will present his recent study on the role of mobile money in reducing economic inequality in Mozambique. The seminar is part of the CEEG Seminar...
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?...Digital labour platforms Job search Search frictions
Journal ArticleThe impact of COVID-19 on consumption poverty in Mozambique
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
Journal ArticleThe macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 in Mozambique: A social accounting matrix approach
This study assesses the economic costs of COVID-19 and the state of emergency implemented by the Government of Mozambique. We use a social accounting matrix multiplier analysis to estimate the effects of the pandemic on the economy...COVID-19 Multiplier analysis Social Accounting Matrix
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...
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...
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