Poverty and inequality in Mozambique: What is at stake?

Project conference: Inclusive growth in Mozambique - scaling-up research and capacity

Poverty and inequality in Mozambique: What is at stake?

This conference, part of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique project carried out with partners, will bring together government representatives, policy advisors, and development practitioners to discuss the latest results on, as well as methodologies to study, poverty and inequality in the country.

With both local and international speakers, the conference will promote more in-depth analyses of issues ranging from multidimensional poverty to agricultural investment as well as gender equality in the Mozambican context. The overarching aim is to inform innovative policies for more inclusive growth in the country.

The conference will take place on 27 November 2017 at Hotel Avenida in Maputo. Participants are also welcome to take part in the related Public policy forum on the challenges of inequality in Mozambique on 28 November 2017 at the Complexo Pedagógico of Eduardo Mondlane University.


08:30-9:00 Registration
09:00-9:45  Welcome and Opening
Emílio Tostão, Scientific Director of the Eduardo Mondlane University
Representative of the Ministry of Economics and Finance
Laura Torvinen, Finnish Ambassador
Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER
09:45-10:00 Coffee
10:00-12:00 Plenary session 1: Poverty and Inequalities
Chair: Jakko Jakkila

Carlos Gradín and Finn Tarp
Investigating inequality in Mozambique

Servass van der Berg and Carlos da Maia
Educational inequality in Mozambique

Conchita D´Ambrosio and Andrew Clark
Living conditions and wellbeing: evidence from African countries

Válerie Berenger
Levels and trends in multidimensional poverty in some Southern and Eastern African countries using counting based approaches
12:00- 13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Plenary session 2: Gender and children, in collaboration with UNICEF-Mozambique
Chair: António Cruz

Carlos Gradín and Finn Tarp
Gender inequality in employment in Mozambique

Jacques Silber and Joseph Deutsch
On women’s empowerment and child health: the case of Mozambique

Andrea Rossi and Vincenzo Salvucci
Multidimensional poverty of children in Mozambique: determinants of key components

Cecilia Navarra
Contracts between smallholders and private firms in rural Mozambique: implications on gender inequalities
15:00-15:15 Coffee
15:15-16:45 Parallel sessions
A. Labour and Land
Chair: Faizal Carsane

Yonesse Paris
Os Determinantes da Participação da Mulher na Força de Trabalho em Moçambique, 2014/15

Félix Mambo
Procura por Educação Primária em Moçambique

Gimelgo Xirinda
Impacto da Posse da Terra no Investimento Agrícola: O Caso de Moçambique

Matias Farahane
O Papel da Terra na Agricultura Camponesa Moçambicana

B. Poverty
Chair: Representative of the Directorate of Economic and Financial Studies

Finório Castigo
Estimativas e Perfil da Pobreza em Moçambique: Uma Analise Baseada no Inquérito sobre Orçamento Familiar - IOF 2014/15

Edson Mazive
Crescimento pró-pobre em Moçambique: Evidências a nível dos sectores de actividade económica, 2008/9- 2014/15

Maimuna Ibraimo
Os Determinantes da Pobreza em Moçambique, 2014/15

Félix Mambo, Yonesse Paris, Vincenzo Salvucci e Ricardo Santos
Efeito da crise de 2015-16 sobre consumo real e pobreza dos agregados familiares em Moçambique
16:45-17:00 Closing remarks
Carlos Gradín