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Three key findings on child poverty for Mozambican policy makers

Mozambique
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%. During the same the same period, many welfare indicators improved as well. Most households now have at least one member with primary education and own at least one device such as a mobile phone, TV, or radio. Access to electricity, a good quality roof...

Peer influence and human capital accumulation

by Smriti Sharma, Saurabh Singhal, Subha Mani, Utteeyo Dasgupta
College is an important milestone in life that is believed to develop several aspects of an individual's human capital, broadly defined to include both cognitive and socio-emotional traits. Consequently, there is great emphasis on obtaining admission into a more selective college. This column draws upon data from Delhi University to examine the returns to enrolling in a more selective college.  How does admission into a more selective college shape students’ cognitive and...

A WIDER perspective on migration

While many WIDER Development Conferences emerge from ongoing projects, our latest conference in October — ‘Migration and mobility: New frontiers for research and policy’ — offered a different opportunity: to focus attention on an important cross-cutting topic in much of UNU-WIDER’s recent work. Rachel Gisselquist at the conference Until this year, UNU-WIDER’s most recent project focusing on migration was some years ago (it produced the 2005 book...

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Three 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%...

Policy Brief
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries December 2017

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
Policy Brief
Aid is not dead: The latest evidence on the effectiveness of ODA December 2017

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
Policy Brief
Aid, environment and climate change December 2017

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
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Mini-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...

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What 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
Policy Brief
The political economy of clean energy December 2017

In broad terms, the climate challenge is relatively straightforward. Global average temperatures are rising because of anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases...

Energy Development Climate change
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Income generation and malaria in Uganda

Several large-scale efforts have been made to combat malaria in the last decade under the Millennium Development Goals, and while these have led to a rapid decline in cases, malaria continues to exact a heavy toll on sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms...

Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
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A WIDER perspective on migration

While many WIDER Development Conferences emerge from ongoing projects, our latest conference in October — ‘ Migration and mobility: New frontiers for research and policy ’ — offered a different opportunity: to focus attention ...

Migration Refugees
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Peer influence and human capital accumulation: Evidence from Delhi University colleges

College is an important milestone in life that is believed to develop several aspects of an individual's human capital, broadly defined to include both cognitive and socio-emotional traits...

Cognitive attainment Behaviour Personality
Policy Brief
The practice of industrial policy: Four lessons for Africa November 2017

Industrial policy has finally moved away from the arid debate on ‘picking winners’ versus ‘levelling the playing field’...

Industrialization Industrial policy Structural transformation
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Has the quality of Mozambique’s education been sacrificed at the altar of access?

Mozambique, in common with many other developing countries, has achieved impressive increases in access to education. Since 2000, the number of children attending primary school has more than doubled, as have the number of schools...

Education education quality access to education
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What role for East African hydrocarbons in the global economy post-Paris COP21?

Over the past decade significant hydrocarbon discoveries have been made across East Africa...

Natural resources extractives industry Governance
Policy Brief
Africa's Lions: Three challenges limiting the potential for inclusive growth October 2017

Historically, the African continent has been largely dismissed as a case of regional economic delinquency, with the levels of growth necessary to reduce poverty and inequality deemed to be consistently unattainable...

Growth Employment infrastructure
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Energy subsidies are bigger than aid in more than half of poor countries … but we spend very little trying to reduce them
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Which of the following do you think is the most important need in developing countries?...

Energy subsidies Fossil fuel subsidies aid
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Domestic revenue mobilization and the role of data

Government revenues are central to funding public expenditures in all countries...

Tax Development
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