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Ricardo Santos - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Weak supply chains, both in quantity and quality, impose logistical challenges on Mozambican manufacturing firms. The Mozambican regulatory and legal environment continue to be perceived as a hurdle. Regulatory barriers hinder firm capacity to export. Access to credit remains...

Ricardo Santos - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Firms that survived the economic downturn adopted restrictive human resources management, reducing the workforce and making it more flexible, which in turn made employment more vulnerable. In 2017, manufacturing sector leadership appears both more satisfied and more inclined to support...

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– Implications on gender inequalities within and across rural households
Cecilia Navarra - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses the implication of contract farming on gender inequalities in rural Mozambique. Contract farming is often considered one of the major tools of agribusiness development: it broadly includes those arrangements under which producers commit to provide a pre-defined quantity of...

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António S. Cruz, Fausto Mafambissa, Mónica Magáua, Vincenzo Salvucci, Dirk van Seventer - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper documents a 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique. The SAM is built using unpublished Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) industry-level production accounts, commodity-level supply–demand balances and a supply matrix, together with national accounts,...

Vincenzo Salvucci - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Mozambique has experienced rapid growth and reductions in poverty over the last twenty years. The latest poverty report showed a decline in the poverty rate of about 25 percentage points over the period 1996/97-2014/15, from about 70% to 46%. During the same the same period, many welfare...

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James Stewart - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki

In the 1980s Mozambique was one of the poorest countries in the world. Since then, the country has recovered from civil war to grow by an average of 7% each year. According to the latest national poverty assessment, carried out as part of the ‘Inclusive growth in Mozambique’ project,...

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

In late November 2017 more than 100 people gathered in Maputo, Mozambique, to participate in a joint reflection on poverty and inequality in the country. Research presented touched on issues aimed at making growth more inclusive, ranging from gender equality to agricultural investment...

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Servaas van der Berg, Carlos da Maia, Cobus Burger - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In very poor countries, inequality often means that a small part of the population maintains living standards far above the rest. This is also true for educational inequality in Mozambique: only a small segment of the population has access to higher levels of education (there are 30 times as many...

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– The case of Mozambique
Joseph Deutsch, Jacques Silber - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In developing countries, women’s decisions concerning their children’s health depend on ‘empowerment’ concerning decision-making, husband/partner’s use of violence, woman’s attitude towards this violence, available information, and resources. We derive an...

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– The case of four African countries
Valérie Bérenger - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates the levels and evolution of poverty in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe using the decomposability properties of poverty measures based on a counting approach. We compare poverty measures such as the Alkire and Foster index with alternative poverty indices that...

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Carlos Gradín, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we investigate the long-term trend of consumption inequality in Mozambique. We show that an imbalanced growth path disproportionally benefited the better-off and caused increasing inequality, especially in more recent years, curbing the necessary reduction in poverty. Using a...

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Carlos Gradín, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We investigate the trend in the gender employment gap in the expanding non-subsistence sector of the economy in Mozambique, a country still characterized by a large subsistence agricultural sector. We show evidence that the gender gap has widened over time and we identify two factors strongly...

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Sam Jones - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper provides practical tests for the robustness of multidimensional comparisons of well-being. Focussing on counting-type multidimensional poverty measures, I draw on the properties of positive Boolean threshold functions to prove that the space of feasible poverty definitions is finite...

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Sam Jones - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Mozambique, in common with many other developing countries, has achieved impressive increases in access to education. Since 2000, the number of children attending primary school has more than doubled, as have the number of schools. Enrolment into secondary school also has risen rapidly — in...

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Cecilia Navarra - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The focus of this paper is the role played in rural contexts by contract farming agreements between smallholders and private investors. These contracts can take different forms, but in general are agreements under which producers commit to supply produce to a buyer firm. They are—at least...

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– Evidence from the Zambezi river in Mozambique
César Salazar-Espinoza, Sam Jones - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Prior to 2009, there was no direct road connection between the southern regions of Mozambique—where the capital city is located—and the more agriculturally-productive central and northern regions. In this paper, we leverage the opening of a major road bridge to identify the impact of...

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