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– Evidence from Mozambique
Ines A. Ferreira, Sam Jones, Jorge Mouco, Ricardo Santos - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine the link between individual characteristics and sorting into different occupations using data from university students in Mozambique. We provide a comprehensive approach combining the main determinants of occupational sorting identified in the literature in a single framework to...

Eva-Maria Egger, Ivan Manhique, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

The negative economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique range from reduced social interaction to business closures, job losses, and increased poverty. Existing evidence already shows significant effects on the transitions of young people graduating from technical and...

Sam Jones - The Conversation UK, 2021 - London, UK

Investments in infrastructure – such as roads – typically aim to reduce transport costs, stimulate trade, and make new production activities viable. Across sub-Saharan Africa, the need for such investments is widely acknowledged. The argument for more and better infrastructure...

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– Bridging the Zambezi in Mozambique
Sam Jones, César Salazar - American Journal of Agricultural Economics , 2021

Historically, transport infrastructure connecting the most agriculturally productive areas of Mozambique and the richer southern region has been poor. A primary bottleneck was an unreliable ferry service over the Zambezi river, addressed by construction of a road bridge in 2009. In this study...

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– A validation exercise and an application to cross-sectional survey data
Vincenzo Salvucci, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper we first validate the use of the synthetic panels technique in the context of the 2014/15 intra-year panel survey data for Mozambique, and then apply the same technique to the 1996/97, 2002/03, 2008/09, and 2014/15 cross-sectional household budget surveys for the same country. We...

– Reflections from the annual conference of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme
Gimelgo Xirinda - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Like many developing countries, Mozambique is struggling with problems of poverty, inequality, low productivity, unemployment, and low institutional capacity. The COVID-19 pandemic is now adding to these challenges. Finding solutions hinges on examining, understanding, and building the evidence...

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Liako Mofo - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Plastics are ubiquitous across the region and play an important role in multiple industries. Most plastic products are based on a value chain that is grounded in petroleum refining, posing an environmental challenge. Plastic manufacturing in South Africa suffers from the high cost of polymers as...

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– Assessing the short-term impact on consumption and poverty of the 2015 flood in Mozambique
Vincenzo Salvucci, Ricardo Santos - Ecological Economics, 2020

Mozambique is among the most disaster-prone countries in the world. A bigger than usual, and mostly unexpected, flood occurred in the central-northern region of the country in the first few months of 2015, causing huge damage to infrastructures.  In this study, we use a nationally...

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Kristi Mahrt, Andrea Rossi, Vincenzo Salvucci, Finn Tarp - Child Indicators Research, 2020

We analyse the multidimensional wellbeing of children aged 0–17 in Mozambique and find that 46.3% can be considered multidimensionally poor.  A substantial divide exists between urban and rural areas and between northern and southern provinces. We compare Mozambican children’s...

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Bjørn Bo Sørensen, Christian Estmann, Enilde Francisco Sarmento, John Rand - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Mozambique is among the world’s least complex economies. By systematically accounting for both supply- and demand-side factors, we identify new products and sectors that can help to diversify and upgrade its economy. In a supply-side analysis, we use network methods from the literature...

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– The effect of peer salary information on own-earnings forecasts
Sam Jones, Ricardo Santos - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

How jobseekers set their earnings expectations is central to job search models. To study this process, we track the evolution of own-earnings forecasts over 18 months for a representative panel of university-leavers in Mozambique and estimate the impact of a wage information intervention. We sent...

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Jose Jaime Macuane, Carlos Muianga - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

In the light of Mozambique’s natural resources boom—especially its large-scale investments in mining, oil, and gas—this paper analyses the prospects for the extractive industries to contribute to economic transformation from an institutional perspective. To this purpose, we...

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Johnny Flentø, Leonardo Santos Simao - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

As a sovereign country, Mozambique initially relied on international solidarity and managed its donor relations well. Donor dependency entailed some loss of agency for the government as it allowed donors to challenge its capacity but never its authority. However, in the last decade, donor...

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João Carlos Trindade - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The rule of law and judicial independence are a project yet to be achieved in Mozambique. The different attempts made so far to reform the legal system, mainly after the change in political and strategic direction brought about by the Constitution of 1990, were always short-sighted and...

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– Factors affecting public financial management
António S. Cruz, Fausto J. Mafambissa - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Mozambique has achieved incipient but still fragile socio-economic development since 1975. The public financial management system has been reformed and improved, but its performance has weakened since 2013. Applying an institutional economics approach, we have identified the economic growth...

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– The role of institutions in the definition of results
Salvador Forquilha - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

With the introduction of the economic reforms in the late 1980s, the opening up of the political arena and the end of the civil war in the early 1990s, the decentralization process began in Mozambique. Different research developed in recent years shows that, as is the case in other countries in...

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