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José Cardoso, Vanda Castelo, Finório Castigo, Michael Noble, Rodrigo C. Oliveira, Pia Rattenhuber, Gemma Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Mozambique reported its first case of COVID-19 on 22 March 2020. GDP estimates suggest a strong pandemic effect, with a reduction in seven of nine business sectors analysed. However, the agriculture sector, one of the most important, experienced a 9% increase, which may have cushioned the...

Pia Rattenhuber, Rodrigo C. Oliveira, Jesse Lastunen - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

In summer 2020 the SOUTHMOD team set out, with partners, to analyse the impact of government policies on protecting households from getting poorer and avoiding societies from becoming more unequal. Now we are releasing a cross-country comparative study that analyses the distributional effects of...

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Jesse Lastunen, Pia Rattenhuber, Kwabena Adu-Ababio, Katrin Gasior, H. Xavier Jara, Maria Jouste, David McLennan, Enrico Nichelatti, Rodrigo C. Oliveira, Jukka Pirttilä, Matteo Richiardi, Gemma Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses the distributional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related tax-benefit measures in 2020 in a cross-country comparative perspective for five African countries: Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. We first estimate the impact of the crisis on disposable...

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Vanda Castelo, Finório Castigo, José Cardoso, Michael Noble, Gemma Wright - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents MOZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Mozambique. It describes the different tax-benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model picks up these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs. It concludes with a validation of MOZMOD results...

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Ricardo Santos, Sam Jones - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper builds on a longitudinal school-to-work transition phone survey experiment to quantify the effects on attrition of communicating with participants. Specifically, we study the impact of sending topically relevant information on job market conditions via SMS at the start of each survey...

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– The Mozambican case
António S. Cruz, Ines A. Ferreira, Johnny Flentø, Finn Tarp, Mariam Umarji - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

At independence in 1975, the Frelimo government took over public administration from the colonial system and started to transform it. The public financial management (PFM) system was adapted to the central planning and management of the economy in line with nationalist and Marxist-Leninist...

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João Z. Carrilho, Ines A. Ferreira, Rui N. Ribeiro, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores agricultural performance of Mozambique, its institutional weaknesses, and the underlying factors that underpin an unsatisfactory performance during many decades. We point to the role of systemic political instability and violence combined with challenges to state legitimacy...

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– The case of Mozambican firms
Hanna Berkel, Christian Estmann, John Rand - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Using panel data of manufacturing enterprises in Mozambique between 2012 and 2017, we investigate how changes in perceived quality of governance are related to firms’ law compliance. Controlling for firm-level unobserved heterogeneity, we look at three aspects of governance and their...

– Dinâmica da transição ensino-emprego dos finalistas do ETP em Moçambique
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

O Ensino Técnico-Profissional (ETP) é frequentemente visto como uma solução milagrosa que resolve questões que vão desde o desemprego juvenil até à mudança estrutural relacionada com o mercado de trabalho. Isto é...

– The dynamics of school-to-work transition of TVET graduates in Mozambique
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is often seen as a silver bullet resolving issues ranging from youth unemployment to labour market-related structural change. This is particularly true for developing countries with deficient basic education and high numbers of youth seeking...

– Relatório Final
Sam Jones, Ricardo Santos, Gimelgo Xirinda - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Este relatório documenta as principais conclusões do Inquérito à Transiçãoo Ensino-Emprego dos Finalistas do Ensino Técnico-Profissional em Moçambique. A pesquisa foi planificada e implementada por pesquisadores do United Nations...

– Final report
Sam Jones, Ricardo Santos, Gimelgo Xirinda - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents the main conclusions of the Survey on the School-to-Work Transition of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Graduates in Mozambique. The research was planned and implemented by researchers from the United Nations University World Institute for Development...

– Three lessons to inform next steps
Sam Jones, Finn Tarp - The Conversation UK, 2021

At the start of the last decade, Mozambique’s prospects looked stellar. Following from the early 1990s, when peace finally arrived after a devastating and protracted armed conflict, this vast country in Southern Africa could look back proudly on a sustained period of rapid growth and...

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Eva-Maria Egger, Michael Keller, Jorge Mouco - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This study assesses the impact of four coal mines in Mozambique on the socioeconomic outcomes of the local population. We combine four waves of household surveys with coal mine locations data and employ a difference-in-difference model. The timing of the surveys allows us to control for pre-...

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– 1997–2017
Ricardo Santos, Eva-Maria Egger, Vincenzo Salvucci - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This study seeks to add to the research on inequality in least developed countries, namely in Mozambique, by measuring and mapping indicators of horizontal wealth inequality along geographic regions and ethnolinguistic identities. Using census data for 1997, 2007, and 2017, we identify...

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– Practical guidance on measuring intergenerational mobility from a simulation framework
Marcelo Cardona, Sam Jones - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Despite the importance attributed to intergenerational educational mobility in the process of development, there remains little consensus on how mobility should be measured. We present analytical and empirical evidence regarding the sensitivity of alternative estimators to different forms of...

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