Research BriefPotential benefits and pitfalls of extractives in Mozambique: lessons from international experience July 2018
Mozambique has seen a significant expansion of interest and investment in its extractive industries...Extractive industries Resource curse Policy coordination
BlogMozambique: Improving our understanding of the potential of manufacturing
Mozambique’s manufacturing industry is facing many challenges. Nevertheless, we should not underestimate its linkages to the rest of the economy and its potential in terms of job creation and structural transformation...Manufacturing firms Manufacturing Manufacturing industries
BlogLessons from the resettlement of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Vietnamese forced migrants in Germany
Hiếu (pseudonym) embodies the ‘good refugee’ story. In 1979, he fled Vietnam by boat and eventually resettled in the Federal Republic of (West) Germany, as did many others ...Integration International migration Refugees
BlogYoung Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in the UK: Does more education mean better futures?
Education is my freedom ... if I have my education, everything is still possible for me in the future. Mohammed grinned, and looked down at his newly acquired university student card...Migration Refugees Youth
BlogObstacles for Mozambique’s manufacturing firms amplified by macroeconomic disturbances
Mozambique has been facing macroeconomic difficulties since 2015. This has amplified the obstacles for micro, small and medium-sized manufacturing firms, but the actual problems lie deeper ...Manufacturing firms Structural transformation Macroeconomic policy
BlogSuccessfully integrating refugee populations: What can we learn from the experience of Vietnamese Americans?
Policy makers should see integration and upward mobility, and not simply placement and survival, as goals of resettlement of refugees...Migration Refugees Integration
Weak supply chains, both in quantity and quality, impose logistical challenges on Mozambican manufacturing firms. The Mozambican regulatory and legal environment continue to be perceived as a hurdle...Economic growth Regulatory Framework
Firms that survived the economic downturn adopted restrictive human resources management, reducing the workforce and making it more flexible, which in turn made employment more vulnerable...Economic growth Leadership charasteristics Entrepreneurship
BlogInformation asymmetries in extractive industries: What can be done?
In the second part of this blog, Alan R. Roe discusses what is known about the informational failures that pose challenges for governments in projecting revenues from extractive industries. Read the first part here ...Extractive industries Government revenue
BlogForecasting revenues from extractive industries: Information asymmetries and other disadvantages of host governments
In the first part of this blog, Alan R. Roe writes about the difficulties governments face in predicting revenues from extractive industries. Read part two here ...Extractive industries Government revenue
BlogThree key findings on child poverty for Mozambican policy makers
Mozambique has experienced rapid growth and reductions in poverty over the last twenty years. The latest poverty report showed a decline in the poverty rate of about 25 percentage points over the period 1996/97-2014/15, from about 70% to 46%...
Under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remarkably progress has been made on health issues...Health SDG3 Universal Health Coverage
The importance of reducing poverty is universally acknowledged, and represents an important part of the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the appropriate measurement of poverty and wellbeing remains complex and controversial...Poverty Poverty measurement Poverty assessment
The death of aid has often been declared, and private capital flows as well as earnings from natural resources now far exceed official development assistance (ODA) in aggregate...Foreign aid Macroeconomics Tax revenue
Development aid by itself cannot ‘save the planet’. Yet, development aid and institutions have the potential to remain important catalytic actors in achieving developmental and global environmental objectives...Foreign aid Climate change Environment
BlogMini-documentary: Mozambique - Scaling up research and capacity
In the 1980s Mozambique was one of the poorest countries in the world. Since then, the country has recovered from civil war to grow by an average of 7% each year...