UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Vincenzo Salvucci interviewed on poverty in Mozambique by CapeTalk’s Weekend Breakfast Show
UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Vincenzo Salvucci appeared on CapeTalk Radio to discuss the findings of the recently released Fourth National Poverty Assessment for Mozambique.
The report — compiled by the Mozambique Ministry of Economics and Finance with technical assistance from CEEG of the University of Eduardo Mondlane, UNU-WIDER, and the University of Copenhagen — provides a comprehensive analysis of poverty and wellbeing in Mozambique. It is based on the 2014/15 household budget survey data conducted by the National Statistics Institute of Mozambique.
The results from the 2014/15 budget survey indicate that consumption poverty fell by 5 percentage points from 2008, reaching a level of 46.1%. However, these gains have not contributed to a convergence in welfare levels between rural and urban zones or geographic regions, and consumption inequality is worsening.
In the interview Salvucci emphasizes the important role small-holder agriculture and the informal sector play in reducing poverty levels in Mozambique, and also suggests that these sectors will play an even larger role in the future.
Read more about the report here, and listen to the interview below.