Enterprise development: How are Mozambican manufacturing firms doing?

Public forum on 23 April part of the 'Inclusive growth in Mozambique' project

On 23 April 2018, the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique project hosted a public forum to share the results of its report on the business landscape for Mozambican manufacturing firms. The event sheds light on the current challenges faced by micro-, small- and medium-sized firms in the country’s manufacturing sector — and how policy can tackle these issues to allow firms to thrive. Special attention is be paid to the business environment in which these enterprises operate.

Project partners welcomed business owners, members of the public, the media, as well as policy makers to participate in the public forum and reception. 

 

Programme

8:30-9:30   Registration 

9:30-10:00

Welcome
José Guambe, Director, Centre for Economic and Management Studies

Opening
H.E. Laura Torvinen, Ambassador of Finland to Mozambique
Fernando Lichucha, Director, Faculty of Economics, University of Eduardo Mondlane

Words
Representative, Confederation of Associations of Mozambique (CTA)
10:00-11:30 Mozambican manufacturing firms in 2017
Peter Fisker, Professor, University of Copenhagen 
Ricardo Santos, Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER

Discussants: Representatives from industry, government, and academia (to be confirmed)
11:30 Light reception 

About the report

The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 to trace how the changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms in the manufacturing sector. The new report takes an in-depth look at the country’s manufacturing sector, encompassing its economic performance, commercial relations and business networks, credit and finance, informality, workforce, as well as leadership characteristics.

The survey implementation and subsequent findings detailed in the forthcoming report are part of the ongoing Inclusive Growth in Mozambique project carried out with partners. The full report will be available in both Portuguese and English on the project website on 23 April 2018.

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