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Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System
This new Open Access book provides an analysis of the global monetary system and the necessary reforms that it should undergo to play an active role in the twenty-first century and proposes a comprehensive yet evolutionary reform of the system.
Policy brief: Africa's Lions
A survey of six major African economies — Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa — shows that there are three major constraints which could reinforce a pattern of low growth accompanied with limited poverty-reduction
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
31 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Open forumEnterprise development: How are Mozambican manufacturing firms doing? Findings from 2017
On 23 April 2018, the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique project will host a public forum to share the results of its report on the business landscape for Mozambican manufacturing firms. The event will shed light on the current challenges faced by micro...
Working PaperContract farming in Mozambique: Implications on gender inequalities within and across rural households
This paper analyses the implication of contract farming on gender inequalities in rural Mozambique...Contract farming Gender inequality women empowerment
BlogWhat would it take for Mozambique’s growth to be inclusive?
In late November 2017 more than 100 people gathered in Maputo, Mozambique, to participate in a joint reflection on poverty and inequality in the country...Poverty and inequality Mozambique
Working PaperEducational inequality in Mozambique
In very poor countries, inequality often means that a small part of the population maintains living standards far above the rest...Education Economic development Inequality
Working PaperDoes women’s empowerment affect the health of children?: The case of Mozambique
In developing countries, women’s decisions concerning their children’s health depend on ‘empowerment’ concerning decision-making, husband/partner’s use of violence, woman’s attitude towards this violence, available...Alkire and Foster demographic and health survey Fuzzy approach to poverty measurement
Working PaperThe counting approach to multidimensional poverty: The case of four African countries
This paper investigates the levels and evolution of poverty in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe using the decomposability properties of poverty measures based on a counting approach...Counting approach Multidimensional poverty measurement Malawi
Working PaperInvestigating growing inequality in Mozambique
In this paper, we investigate the long-term trend of consumption inequality in Mozambique...Inequality Mozambique Decomposition
Working PaperGender inequality in employment in Mozambique
We investigate the trend in the gender employment gap in the expanding non-subsistence sector of the economy in Mozambique, a country still characterized by a large subsistence agricultural sector...Gender Employment Education
Working PaperRobustness tests for multidimensional poverty comparisons
This paper provides practical tests for the robustness of multidimensional comparisons of well-being...Multidimensional poverty Pointwise dominance Robustness
NewsTony Addison speaks on extractives industries and development during Mozambican MPs’ visit to Finnish parliament
UNU-WIDER Chief Economist-Deputy Director, Tony Addison , presented on the extractives industries and development during the exchange visit of the 5th Commission of the Parliament of Mozambique to Finland on 14 November 2017. Tony Addison presenting...Extractives Mozambique
Working PaperContracts between smallholders and private firms in Mozambique and their implications on food security
The focus of this paper is the role played in rural contexts by contract farming agreements between smallholders and private investors...Contract farming Food security Mozambique
Working PaperExiting the fragility trap: Rethinking our approach to the world’s most fragile states
Those fragile states whose stagnation is so tenacious despite generous aid programs, and substantial and costly interventions, are stuck in a ‘fragility trap.’ Caught in a low-level equilibrium, trapped states appear to be in a perpetual ...Fragile states Mali Bangladesh
Working PaperIs inequality underestimated in Mozambique?: Accounting for underreported consumption
Household budget surveys in sub-Saharan Africa are designed to facilitate poverty measurement and may fail to fully capture consumption in wealthy households. As a result, inequality is likely underestimated...Consumption underreporting Household surveys Inequality
Journal ArticleLearning by Exporting: The Case of Mozambican Manufacturing
Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to CompeteFirm level analysis Learning spillovers Exports