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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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– The Mozambique case
Paulo Ivo Garrido - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The central aim of this text is to show the impact institutions have on the performance of the health sector in Mozambique. The text shows that of the social determinants of health, institutions play a central role in the performance of the Mozambican health sector—and, through it,...

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– From access to epistemic quality in primary education
Mouzinho Mário, Celso M. Monjane, Ricardo Santos - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

From the early days of national independence in 1975, the central aim of the educational policy in Mozambique has been to ensure that all school-age children have access to school and can remain there until they have completed their basic education. In the pursuit of this aim, the extension of...

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Abdul Magid Osman, Djamila Pontes Osman - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The financial inclusion effort achieved positive results, with the number of Mozambicans having access to banking services increasing considerably, particularly after 2011–12. However, the economic and social impact was limited, considering that farm productivity has remained low and...

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João Z. Carrilho, Rui N. Ribeiro - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper is a review of the institutions and the performance of the agricultural sector in Mozambique, using an analysis table adapted to the assessment of the connections between the institutions and economic development. In the first part, information is presented on the performance of the...

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– In their own words
Anna Schnupp - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Across Mozambique, 1,600 secondary school graduates from technical and vocational (TVET) institutes are being tracked as part of the school-to-work transition survey of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme — the country’s first long-term study in this area. Back in January, I...

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– The impact of COVID-19 on the transition of young Mozambicans from school to work
Ivan Manhique, Gimelgo Xirinda - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Since appearing in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the world into an unprecedented health and socioeconomic crisis. In response, during the second half of March 2020, the government of Mozambique enacted several measures (in force until now) to guarantee social distancing, with the aim of...

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