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Working PaperStructural features of the Myanmar economy through the lens of a 2017 Social Accounting Matrix
Based on a recently constructed 2017 Social Accounting Matrix, we examine structural aspects of the Myanmar economy. The exposition ranges from industry, trade, household income, and expenditure to labour market issues...Balance of payments Income distribution labour force survey
Working PaperA 2017 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar
This paper documents the compilation of a 2017 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar...Balance of payments Income distribution labour force survey
Working PaperEstimating the distribution of household wealth in South Africa
This paper estimates the distribution of personal wealth in South Africa by combining tax microdata, household surveys, and macroeconomic balance sheet statistics...Administrative data households balance sheets income capitalization
Book ChapterThe construction sector in Mozambique
From the book: Mining for ChangeConstruction industries national accounts Public infrastructure
Working PaperA 2016 social accounting matrix for South Africa with an occupationally disaggregated labour market representation
Examining the economy-wide consequences of South Africa following a similar trajectory of labour market polarization to the rest of the world requires an appropriate database for an economy-wide policy analysis framework...Social Accounting Matrix national accounts Supply table
Working PaperA Pre-Prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Myanmar
This paper documents the compilation of a Pre-Prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar and provides an overview of key economic structural features of this emerging economy in a challenging process of transition...Social Accounting Matrix national accounts Supply table
Book ChapterIndustries without smokestacks: Mozambique country case study
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksIndustries Exports policy
Working PaperA 2013 Social Accounting Matrix for Zimbabwe
This paper documents the construction of a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Zimbabwe in 2013...Social Accounting Matrix national accounts Supply table
Working PaperThe construction sector in Mozambique: An overview
The construction sector value added in Mozambique grew at an average annual rate of 12.8 per cent in 1993–2015...Construction industries national accounts Public infrastructure
Working PaperA 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique
This paper documents a 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique...Social Accounting Matrix national accounts Supply table
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
Working PaperIndustries without smokestacks: Mozambique country case study
Under the current international economic conditions, where Asian countries are strong competitors in the manufacturing commodities, low-income countries like Mozambique could attempt to compete in industries without smokestacks...Industries Exports policy