Mozambican trade statistics: Mind the gap!

Between 2016 and 2018, IGC Mozambique carried out three sector-level value chain studies, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Economy & Finance of Mozambique, on poultry, cotton and pigeon peas (Da Cruz and Oppewal 2018a, 2018b). These can be helpful in identifying sector-specific binding constraints and draw up the contours of concrete sector-specific pacts, with clear commitments from both the public and private sector. These commitments can also serve as a signalling mechanism, creating mutual trust and leveraging private investments in promising sub-sectors.

This book chapter provides the general context and an overview of the international debate on illicit financial flows (IFFs) and trade misinvoicing.