Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity

  • Working paper

    In this study we analyze the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Mozambique applying the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition approach on data from four agricultural surveys between 2002 and 2012. We find that female-headed households are on average substantially less productive (about 20 per...

    João Morgado and Vincenzo Salvucci
  • Opinion

    There has been a serious deficit of good news in Mozambique for quite some time. The recent release of Mozambique’s Fourth Poverty Assessment, based on a large nationally representative household survey conducted in...

    Channing Arndt, Finn Tarp
  • News

    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...

    22 November 2016
  • In the media

    As part of the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique project, UNU-WIDER organized in Maputo an...

    4 November 2016
  • In the media

    On 26 October 2016, the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Mozambique launched the report ‘Poverty and well-being in Mozambique: Fourth National Poverty Assessment’ at a conference in Maputo.


    4 November 2016
  • News

    The Directorate of Economic and Financial Studies at the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Mozambique have just published the Fourth National Poverty Assessment for the country. The report — compiled with...

    3 November 2016
  • Working paper
    A feasibility study

    This paper assesses the feasibility of developing a tax and benefit microsimulation model in Mozambique. Mozambique’s National Development Strategy 2015–35 commits to providing social security to three-quarters of poor and vulnerable households by 2035. Tax–benefit...

    Helen Barnes, Vanda Castelo, Finório Castigo, António Cruz, Michell Mpike, Michael Noble, and Gemma Wright
  • Working paper

    Private consumption capabilities form only one facet of comprehensive living standards assessments, but they are an important facet whose measurement should be done well. Measurement is complex due to a multitude of methodological choices, which often interact with imperfect data and a desire...

    Channing Arndt, Kristi Mahrt, and Finn Tarp
  • Journal article

    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, Azhar M. Hussain, Vincenzo Salvucci, Finn Tarp and Lars Peter Østerdal
  • Opinion
    Reflecting on current challenges and future scenarios

    On 25 October 2016, the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique project brought together key actors in macroeconomic policy management from the Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Mozambique, and Mozambican academia. The goal was to jointly...

    Ricardo Santos
  • Opinion

    The gains have been substantial and have occurred in both rural and urban zones.

    Policy advisers, development practitioners, and government representatives gathered on 25 October 2016 to discuss Mozambique’s progress over the past three decades with...

    Vincenzo Salvucci, Ricardo Santos and James Stewart
  • Working paper

    We broadly review the challenges encountered and choices made in the national assessments of consumption poverty using the 1996/97, 2002/03, and 2008/09 budget surveys. Efforts to maintain consistency with the previous survey imply that prior choices tend to be adopted in subsequent analyses...

    Channing Arndt, Sam Jones, Kristi Mahrt, Vincenzo Salvucci and Finn Tarp
  • Policy brief


    • National poverty rates estimates are in the range of about 41–46 percent of the population, reflecting between 10.5 and 11.3 million absolutely poor people
    • At the national level, welfare levels have improved compared with the results of prior...

      Ricardo Santos and Vincenzo Salvucci
  • Database

    This SAM is built using Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) unpublished industry-level production accounts, commodity-level supply–demand balances and a Supply Matrix together with national accounts, IMF government and balance of payment statistics, all for the year 2012 and a...

  • Working paper
    An analysis of census data (1997–2007)

    In this study we analyse the evolution of deprivation indicators and of a multidimensional poverty index using Mozambican census data for 1997 and 2007. We analyse deprivation levels according to eight different indicators reflecting housing conditions and access to public utilities/basic...

    José Cardoso, João Morgado and Vincenzo Salvucci
  • Working paper
    Mozambique country case study

    Under the current international economic conditions, where Asian countries are strong competitors in the manufacturing commodities, low-income countries like Mozambique could attempt to compete in industries without smokestacks. Fruits and vegetables, agro-processing goods, and various...

    António S. Cruz and Fausto J. Mafambissa