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106 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
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...
Working PaperInformal freelancers in the time of COVID-19: Insights from a digital matching platform in Mozambique
Despite the severe negative economic shock associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, evidence from many contexts points to a surge in sales on online platforms, as well as shifts in the composition of demand...COVID-19 Shocks Mozambique
Working PaperThe impact of COVID-19 on consumption poverty in Mozambique
This study assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the state of emergency implemented by the Government of Mozambique on household consumption poverty...COVID-19 Poverty Inequality
Working PaperThe macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 in Mozambique: A social accounting matrix approach
This study aims to assess the economic costs of COVID-19 and the state of emergency implemented by the Government of Mozambique, relying on a social accounting matrix...COVID-19 Multiplier analysis Social Accounting Matrix
NewsFinland and Norway sign agreements extending IGM programme to 2024 inclusive growth in mozambique Mozambique
Working PaperThe determinants of occupational sorting: Evidence from Mozambique
We examine the link between individual characteristics and sorting into different occupations using data from university students in Mozambique...Occupational choice Mozambique Personality traits
BlogAdding insult to injury – the impacts of COVID-19 on urban youth in Mozambique
The negative economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique range from reduced social interaction to business closures, job losses, and increased poverty...Education Youth Employment
BlogInfrastructure spend: insights from the effect of a bridge across the Zambezi on maize prices
Investments in infrastructure – such as roads – typically aim to reduce transport costs, stimulate trade, and make new production activities viable. Across sub-Saharan Africa, the need for such investments is...Infrastructure Agriculture Mozambique
SeminarThe socioeconomic impact of coal mining in Mozambique
On 18 February 2021, researchers of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme will discuss their latest research on the coal mining sector in Mozambique.
Working PaperEstimating poverty transitions in Mozambique using synthetic panels: A validation exercise and an application to cross-sectional survey data
In this paper we first validate the use of the synthetic panels technique in the context of the 2014/15 intra-year panel survey data for Mozambique, and then apply the same technique to the 1996/97, 2002/03, 2008/09, and 2014/15 cross-sectional house...Poverty Dynamics poverty transitions Mozambique
SeminarRule of law and judicial independence in Mozambique
On 2 December 2020, Dr João Carlos Trindade, retired judicial magistrate and current chair of the governing board of the non-governmental organization Centro Terra Viva, will discuss his research on the rule of law and judicial independence in...
BlogEvidence 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
SeminarNatural resources, institutions, and economic transformation in Mozambique
On 25 November 2020, José Jaime Macuane and Carlos Muianga will discuss their research on the institutional dynamics of the resources sector in Mozambique.
SeminarThe education sector in Mozambique – from access to epistemic quality in primary education
On 18 November 2020, Mouzinho Mário, Professor at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, will discuss his research on access and epistemic quality of primary education in Mozambique.
SeminarDecentralization reforms in Mozambique – the role of institutions in the definition of results
On 11 November 2020, Salvador Forquilha, Director and Senior researcher at IESE, will discuss his research.
SeminarElections and the African electoral system — challenges and perspectives for Mozambique
On 15 October 2020, Professor A. Hama Thay, researcher at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, will discuss his latest research on elections and African electoral system.