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– Political economy, trade, and policy environment
Taku Fundira, Giles Henley - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Expansion of biofuels production and consumption at the regional and national levels relies on both supportive energy prices and policy interventions. Despite enthusiasm for policy interventions to stimulate biofuel production in Southern African countries in the mid-2000s, the years since have...

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– Competition in road transportation between Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Thando Vilakazi, Anthea Paelo - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Efficient transport links are critical to enhancing the integration of markets in Southern Africa. This paper assesses the structure of markets, competition, and prices and costs of road transportation between urban hubs in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Key findings...

Ricardo Santos, Vincenzo Salvucci - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon involving things other than consumption — such as access to and quality of health and education, housing, possession of durable goods, freedom, and many other factors. The consumption and multidimensional poverty approaches are complementary: it is...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– The Case of Mozambican Manufacturing
Antonio Cruz, Carol Newman, John Rand, Finn Tarp - Journal of African Economies, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to Compete

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Emílio Tostão, Giles Henley, Joel Tembe, Aristides Baloi - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This study discusses the potential for expanding cultivation of biofuel feedstock in Mozambique from several angles. Taking the case of sugarcane, it explores the potential to expand production, through exploring both biophysical factors and patterns of existing investment. We review recent...

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Faaiqa Hartley, Dirk van Seventer, Emílio Tostão, Channing Arndt - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Mozambique is one of the most promising African countries for producing biofuels and the national biofuel policy of 2009 identifies measures to incentivize biofuel production. Demand for biofuels in the Southern African Development Community is expected to increase over the next few years as 7...

– Significant progress but challenges remain
Ricardo Santos, Vincenzo Salvucci - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In 1990, Mozambique was one of the poorest countries in the world, with poverty estimated to reach 80% of the total population. At that stage, a Millennium Development Goal of reducing this proportion by half posed a very difficult target to meet. After the ‘war of destabilization’ in...

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João Morgado, Vincenzo Salvucci - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In this study we analyze the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Mozambique applying the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition approach on data from four agricultural surveys between 2002 and 2012. We find that female-headed households are on average substantially less productive (about 20 per cent...

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– An analysis of census data (1997–2007)
José Cardoso, João Morgado, Vincenzo Salvucci - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In this study we analyse the evolution of deprivation indicators and of a multidimensional poverty index using Mozambican census data for 1997 and 2007. We analyse deprivation levels according to eight different indicators reflecting housing conditions and access to public utilities/basic...

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– Mozambique country case study
António S. Cruz, Fausto J. Mafambissa - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki

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. Fruits and vegetables, agro-processing goods, and various tradable...

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– The case of Mozambique
Mike Muller, Horacio Zandamela - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

All countries, especially developing countries with limited financial resources, face difficult decisions in prioritizing public funds for investment projects in order to achieve strategic public goals in the face of multiple demands. Effective investment often requires coordination between...

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– Evidence from agricultural surveys
Steven Glover, Vincenzo Salvucci, Sam Jones - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper studies the dynamics of the agricultural sector in Mozambique, focusing on the role of commercial farms. Using agricultural survey data from 2002 to 2012, we analyse the spatial distribution of large farms and identify factors influencing their location decisions. We find that the...

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José Cardoso, Lindsey Allwright, Vincenzo Salvucci - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki

Child malnutrition continues to be a serious impediment to development both at the individual and national levels in many developing countries. In Mozambique, despite a high and sustained GDP growth, child malnutrition has been decreasing at a rather slow pace over the past 15 years. In this...

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– Jobs and Welfare in an Agrarian Economy
Sam Jones, Finn Tarp - Oxford University Press, 2016

From the book: Jobs For Development: Challenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings

Channing Arndt, Finn Tarp - The Conversation, 2016 - London, United Kingdom

There has been a serious deficit of good news in Mozambique for quite some time. The recent release of Mozambique’s Fourth Poverty Assessment, based on a large nationally representative household survey conducted in 2014-15, provides a welcome shift. The report finds that, relative to the...

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– Evidence from Mozambique
Steven Glover, Sam Jones - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

The impact of large commercial farms on neighbouring smallholders in low-income sub-Saharan Africa remains controversial. Bringing evidence to a largely anecdotal debate, we deploy a dataset covering all commercial farms in Mozambique, linking them to a nationally representative survey of...

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