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Good news on poverty and well-being in Mozambique – Fourth National Poverty Assessment

Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity

  • Working paper

    All countries, especially developing countries with limited financial resources, face difficult decisions in prioritizing public funds for investment projects in order to achieve strategic public goals in the face of multiple demands.

    Effective investment often requires coordination...

    Mike Muller and Horacio Zandamela
  • Working paper

    We explore a novel first order dominance (FOD) approach to poverty mapping and compare its properties to small area estimation. The FOD approach uses census data directly; is straightforward to implement; is multidimensional allowing for a broad conception of welfare; and accounts rigorously...

    Channing Arndt, M. Azhar Hussain, Vincenzo Salvucci, Finn Tarp, and Lars Peter Østerdal
  • Working paper

    This paper studies the dynamics of the agricultural sector in Mozambique, focusing on the role of commercial farms. Using agricultural survey data from 2002 to 2012, we analyse the spatial distribution of large farms and identify factors influencing their location decisions.

    We find...

    Steven Glover, Vincenzo Salvucci and Sam Jones
  • Working paper

    Child malnutrition continues to be a serious impediment to development both at the individual and national levels in many developing countries. In Mozambique, despite a high and sustained GDP growth, child malnutrition has been decreasing at a rather slow pace over the past 15 years. In this...

    José Cardoso, Lindsey Allwright and Vincenzo Salvucci
  • Working paper

    The impact of large commercial farms on neighbouring smallholders in low-income sub-Saharan Africa remains controversial. Bringing evidence to a largely anecdotal debate, we deploy a dataset covering all commercial farms in Mozambique, linking them to a nationally representative survey of...

    Steven Glover and Sam Jones
  • Journal article

    Economic development in low income settings is often associated with an expansion of higher-value agricultural activities. Since these activities often bring new risks, an understanding of cropland decisions and how these interact with shocks is valuable.

    This paper uses data from...

    César Salazar-Espinoza, Sam Jones, and Finn Tarp
  • Event

    This conference brought together policy advisers, development practitioners, and government representatives to discuss the results of the 4th Mozambique poverty assessment based on the 2014/15 household budget survey. These long-awaited poverty estimates at national and regional level...

    26 October 2016, Maputo
  • Event

    The growth objectives of the Mozambican economy and the current challenges it faces make increasingly more important the adoption, development, and utilization of macroeconomic consistency models. These grant the opportunity to anticipate/foresee situational scenarios, as well as structural...

    25 October 2016, Maputo
  • Event

    A workshop on quantitative methods for applied economic analysis was held 27-30 September 2016 in Maputo. The event was intended for faculty and students of economics and statistics at Eduardo Mondlane University as well as for technical staff...

    27-30 September 2016, Maputo
  • Event

    The ‘Multidimensional Child Poverty Assessment Methodology’ seminar was held in Maputo on 8 July 2015. The seminar was organized in partnership with the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Mozambique, the ...

    8 July 2015, Maputo
  • Event

    The Analysing Poverty workshop was held in Maputo, 6-10 July 2015. 

    The workshop held in Maputo on 6-10 July 2015 hosted a group of post-graduates, government officials, and representatives of international organizations for an advanced course in analytical theory and...

    6-10 July 2015, Maputo
  • Policy brief


    • Access to education and safe water has grown rapidly in Mozambique
    • A large part of the Mozambican population is still deprived with respect to access to quality sanitation, electricity and durable goods, especially in rural areas
    • At the...

      Ricardo Santos and Vincenzo Salvucci
  • Event
    Towards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world
    Maputo, Mozambique, 30 March 2017

    UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp presented the principles in the Stockholm Statement at an event organized by the ...

    30 March 2017, Maputo
  • Event

    This event will provide potential users of the MOZMOD model with comprehensive training. As well as providing an overview of the model, the event will include a number of case studies. Attendees will leave with an appreciation of how to navigate and interpret the MOZMOD user interface;...

    28 June 2017 10:00 – 30 June 2017 16:30
  • Event
    WIDER Development Conference

    Despite successes in poverty reduction and improvements in health and educational outcomes in many low-income countries, development challenges remain extensive. They cannot be addressed effectively without a well-functioning public sector. This requires both building up tax systems that...

    5 July 2017 09:00 – 6 July 2017 18:00
  • Event
    Side event of the WIDER Development Conference, Public economics for development

    This seminar aims to present the 'Finnish development narrative' with a focus on the interlinkages between taxation, transparency of public financing, service delivery, and the evolving social contract between the state and its citizens and examine the relevance of the Finnish...

    7 July 2017, Maputo 10:00