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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.
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-differences
Working PaperEconomic 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 PaperUpdating 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 PaperNatural 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 PaperRule 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 PaperEconomic 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 PaperDecentralization 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