2020 Annual Conference

Evidence to enhance inclusive growth

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The 2020 annual conference of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique — scaling up research and capacity programme on 2-6 November will bring together leading researchers, academics, and development practitioners from across the world to discuss how to achieve truly inclusive growth and development. Participants will share policy-relevant findings, discuss the challenges faced in low-income countries, and exchange views and best practices on policy issues that affect economic development.  

Across a series of thematic sessions, the programme will feature presentations on over 40 research papers as well as special sessions on COVID-19, the Mozambican economy, and Mozambican institutions. Topics covered will include poverty and inequality, structural transformations, institutions and governance, education and the labour market, the private sector and employment, gender, climate change, and agriculture.   

Preliminary programme

Day 1 | Monday 2 November

14:00-15:45  Session 1: Opening and special session on COVID-19
Chair: Patricia Justino, UNU-WIDER
14:00 Welcoming remarks
Emílio Tostão, Scientific Director, University of Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)
Enilde Sarmento, Director, Directorate of Economic and Development Policies, Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)
14:10 Introductory notes to the 2020 Annual Conference of the Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme
Finn Tarp, University of Copenhagen
14:15 The economic impacts of COVID-19 — what have we learnt so far?
Kunal Sen, UNU-WIDER | slides

Africa’s lockdown dilemma — high poverty and low trust
Ricardo Santos, UNU-WIDER | slides

The role of trust and poverty in the compliance to the social distancing measures in times of COVID-19 in Africa
Ivan Manhique & Edson Mazive, UNU-WIDER | slides

15:00 Questions & Answers


Day 2 | Tuesday 3 November


Session 2: Poverty and inequality 1
Chair: Eva-Maria Egger, UNU-WIDER

Inequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan: Across-region study
Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla Ahmed, University of Khartoum | slides

Income inequality and economic growth: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
Suale Karimu, University of Aberdeen | slides

Remote sensing of resistance and recovery in Beira following Cyclone Idai
Peter Fisker, University of Copenhagen | slides

Financial inclusion, income and wealth inequality: Evidence from Kenya
Peter Wamalwa, Central Bank of Kenya | slides

10:25-11:00 Break

Session 3: Poverty and inequality 2
Chair: Vincenzo Salvucci, University of Copenhagen

The socio-economic impact of coal mining in Mozambique
Eva-Maria Egger, UNU-WIDER | slides

Cash transfers as a shock-response to COVID-19: Some policy dilemmas
Sudhashu Handa, Richard de Groot, Marwa Ibrahim, Paul Sirma, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Tayllor Spadafora, UNICEF Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESARO) | slides

Do cash transfers affect risk and time preferences of rural ultra-poor households? Evidence from the impact evaluation of the Lesotho Child Grants Programme
Silvio Daidone, FAO | slides

Mozambique's poverty reduction from a dynamic perspective — an application of synthetic panels
Vincenzo Salvucci, University of Copenhagen | slides

12:25-14:00 Break
Session 4: Structural transformation
Chair: António Cruz, University of Copenhagen

Social protection and agricultural growth: macro level evidence from Asia
Ervin Prifti, FAO | slides

Economic Complexity and Structural Transformation: The case of Mozambique
Bjørn Bo Sørensen, University of Copenhagen | slides

Agricultural research spending in sub-Saharan Africa: How important are political economy considerations?
Abrams Mbu Enow Tagem, UNU-WIDER | slides

Explaining fertility stalls in sub-Saharan Africa: The role of structural change
Nicolas Büttner, University of Passau | slides

Structural transformation in sub-Saharan Africa’s conflict-prone countries: A multi-country study of Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Rwanda
Samuel Igbatayo, Afe Babalola University | slides


Day 3 | Wednesday 4 November

Session 5: Estudo de Diagnóstico Institucional em Moçambique (em Português)
Moderador: Finn Tarp, Universidade de Copenhaga

Influência de factores institucionais no desempenho do sector agrário em Moçambique 
João Carrilho, Observatório do Meio Rural | slides (in Portuguese)

Desenvolvimento económico e instituições em Moçambique. Factores que afectam a gestão das finanças públicas
António S. Cruz, Universidade de Copenhaga | slides (in Portuguese)

Relações com os doadores e soberania
Leonardo Simão, Antigo Ministro da Saúde, antigo Ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros e Cooperação, Moçambique | slides (in Portuguese)
15:10-16:00 Break
16:00-17:25 Session 6: Institutions
Chair: Inês Ferreira, University of Copenhagen

Political institutions, trade and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa
Vincent Leyaro, University of Dar es Salaam 

Clientelism, public goods provision and governance
Maria Carmela Lo Bue, UNU-WIDER | slides

Contracting out and quality of road maintenance service in Uganda using panel data
Miriam Katunze, Lingnan University | slides

Oil dependency, political institutions and urban-rural disparities in access to electricity in Africa
Armand Totouom, University of Dschang | slides


Day 4 | Thursday 5 November


Session 7: A economia Moçambicana (em Português)
Moderador: Ângelo Nhalidede, Ministério da Economia e Finanças de Moçambique

O impacto da crise na sobrevivência das empresas manufactureiras em Moçambique
Félix Mambo, Universidade de Essex & Gerson Baza, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane | slides (in Portuguese)

Os desafios de desenvolvimento e perspectivas de investimento de infra-estruturas públicas em Moçambique em tempo de crise
Ângelo Ferreira, Direcção Nacional de Políticas Económicas e Desenvolvimento, Ministério da Economia e Finanças de Moçambique | slides (in Portuguese)

De medidas de emergência a uma segurança social universal: a focalização administrativa para uma pensão universal de velhice em Moçambique
Ruth Castel-Branco, Universidade de Witwatersrand | slides (in Portuguese)

Equidade e bem-estar em Moçambique (2016-2020): Uma análise sobre a distribuição do orçamento do estado pelas províncias
Betuel Chau & Edurêncio Vuco, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane

10:25-11:00 Break

Session 8: Climate change
Chair: José Guambe, University of Eduardo Mondlane

Evaluating the Nigerian government’s financial obligations to climate change adaptation strategies
Chukwuemeka Onyimadu, National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) | slides

This changes everything: Climate shocks and sovereign bonds
Serhan Cevik, IMF | slides

Climate change, malaria prevalence and agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa
Etayibtalnam Koudjom, University of Lomé

Idai damage assessment from the Sentinel-1 radar satellite
David Malmgren-Hansen, Technical University of Denmark | slides

12:40-14:00 Break
14:00-15:40 Session 9: Agriculture
Chair: Michael Keller, University of Copenhagen

Risk preferences among small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from laboratory experiments in the field and survey data
Noemi Pace, University of Teramo / FAO

Role of inclusive finance in smallholder farmer’s growth and commercialisation in SADC
Isaac Phiri, University of Pretoria | slides

Youth migration Implications for agricultural development: Empirical evidence from Magude district, south of Mozambique
Tomás Sitoe, Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique | slides

General equilibrium impacts in imperfect agricultural Markets: Evidence from the Tanzanian cotton industry
Anubhab Gupta, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University | slides

Mobile phone access, agriculture productivity and labor market transitions in Tanzania
Patricia Funjika, University of Zambia | slides


Day 5 | Friday 6 November


Session 10: Education and labour market
Chair: Ricardo Santos, UNU-WIDER

Duration of transition and access to the first job in Cameroon
Eric Hubert Ngoko, University of Maroua | slides

Learning to succeed: Experimental evidence of other labor market outcomes from IT-enabled skill training in Nigeria
Uchenna Efobi, Covenant University

Updating great expectations: the effect of peer salary information on own-earnings forecasts
Sam Jones, UNU-WIDER | slides

Character or context. What explains behavioural dishonesty in low-income countries?
Jorge Mouco, UNU-WIDER | slides

10:25-11:00 Break
Session 11: Private sector and employment
Chair: Sam Jones, UNU-WIDER

Participation in public employment services in francophone sub-Saharan Africa
Paulin Joachim Wamba Tindo, University of Dschang | slides

Do employment agreements favour the informal activities dynamic in Togo?
Eugenie Rose Fontep, University of Yaounde II | slides

Migrant youth transition from informal to formal jobs
Oluyemi Adeosun, University of Lagos | slides

Firm recovery after natural disasters
Hanna Berkel, University of Copenhagen | slides
12:25-14:00 Break
Session 12: Gender
Chair: Rute Martins Caeiro, UNU-WIDER

Climate shocks, intrahousehold health inequality, and the gender gap in human capital development
Kaleab Haile, UNU-MERIT

Mining and gender gaps in India
Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Rutgers University | slides

Agricultural technologies and women’s empowerment in rural Ethiopia: Do improved agricultural technologies matter?
Tsegaye Mulugeta Habtewold, Addis Ababa University | slides