Inequality in Mozambique worse than previously thought
A Zitamar news article has drawn on research from the Inclusive growth in Mozambique project. Inequality, a key concern of the project, continues to draw public attention in the country.
An excerpt from the article
'Mozambique’s National Directorate of Studies and Policy Analysis (DNEAP) makes periodic assessments of poverty in the country. Among other indicators, its looks at national levels of wealth inequality. The last two reports suggest that inequality began to increase rapidly in 2008/9 and continued to rise in 2014/15.
But a new UNU-WIDER paper has found new evidence suggesting that “inequality in Mozambique is underestimated and that a trend of increasing inequality began in 2002/03 rather than 2008/09 as the official numbers suggest.” The DNEAP numbers, the paper found, are likely to have been skewed by richer Mozambicans underreporting their income in household surveys.'