The end of poverty postponed?
Over a billion people living in poverty and a $500 million per day loss of income for the poorest people in the world could soon be reality. Blog by Andy Sumner, Chris Hoy, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez discusses their new research.
Africa’s lockdown dilemma: High poverty and low trust
There is growing unease that blindly replicating the COVID-19 policy responses of high-income countries might inflict irreparable damage to poor households and foment social unrest in developing countries. Read more
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COVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty.
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Journal Article: Tax-motivated transfer mispricing in South Africa - direct evidence using transaction data
This new Open Access article provides the first direct systematic evidence of profit shifting through transfer mispricing in a developing country.
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Journal ArticleVulnerability 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 PaperEvolution 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
NewsBaseline survey reveals challenges faced by vocational students in Mozambique Mozambique Education Labour market
ReportBaseline 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
ReportBaseline 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
BlogThe 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?...COVID19 lockdown measures Mozambique
Working PaperMisinformed, mismatched, or misled?: Explaining the gap between expected and realized graduate earnings in Mozambique
Inaccurate expectations of future wages are found in many contexts. Yet, existing studies overwhelmingly refer to high-income countries, and there is little evidence regarding the sources of expectational errors...job mismatch Mozambique optimism
In the mediaResearcher from Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme interviewed on COVID-19 impact in Mozambique
Sam Jones, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow, comments on possible socioeconomic effects of coronavirus in Mozambique to Zitamar News.COVID19 Global health Mozambique
NewsData on firms in Mozambique’s manufacturing sector now available Mozambique Database Economic surveys
NewsStudy reveals mismatch between qualifications and market needs in Mozambique
Tracer study suggests Mozambique’s economy is not generating enough demand for employees with a university-level education, and that students are often poorly aware of career paths and what different jobs require. First published in November 2019,...Mozambique Education Labour market
DatabaseMozambican manufacturing firms database
The data of the Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms (Inquérito às Indústrias Manufactureiras de Moçambique) tracks the economic development of over 700 enterprises across seven provinces in Mozambique between 2012 and 2017.Mozambique Manufacturing firms Database
Working PaperThe effects of the Maputo ring road on the quantity and quality of nearby housing
Using convolutional neural networks applied to satellite images covering a 25 km x 12 km rectangle on the northern outskirts of Greater Maputo, we detect and classify buildings from 2010 and 2018 in order to compare the development in quantity and qu...Mozambique infrastructure Impact evaluation
SeminarPublic Forum: What Happens After Graduation? Evidence from Mozambique
Journal ArticleContract Farming in Mozambique: Implications for Gender Inequalities Within and Across Rural Households
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesContract farming Gender inequality Mozambique
Journal ArticleThe counting approach to multidimensional poverty: The case of four African countries
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesCounting approach Multidimensional poverty measurement Malawi