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  • Event

    Migration and urbanisation in Mozambique

    Mozambican cities are experiencing rapid urbanisation caused by rural migration and, in some cases, exacerbated by population displacement due to security incidents, such as the insecurity experienced in northern Mozambique. Rapid urbanisation may also be related to consequences such as greater pressure on public services and infrastructure, greater vulnerability to the...

    1 December 2022

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    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...

    8 Jun 2022 | Jorrit Oppewal, Alberto Da Cruz

  • Blog post

    Closing the gender profit gap through savings and training: Evidence from Mozambique

    Access to mobile savings accounts and financial management skills can lead to improved profits and financial security of female-led micro-enterprises The ILO estimates that 78% of the world’s poor living in low-income countries are self-employed (ILO 2017). Yet female-led microenterprises often struggle with low levels of growth and rates of survival. Indeed, a...

    1 Mar 2022 | Cátia Batista, Sandra Sequeira, Pedro Vicente

  • Blog post

    Preparing for urban floods in Mozambique: Can risk communication help?

    Climate change has increased the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, and small- and medium-sized low-income cities are particularly vulnerable. In a recent project, I study if communicating risk can help prepare urban households for inevitable shocks affecting their livelihoods. Early results show that an easily scalable video intervention increased flood...

    24 Feb 2022 | Stefan Leeffers

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Preparing for urban floods in Mozambique: Can risk communication help?

    Information dissemination can be a powerful tool to guide, educate, and capacitate citizens in preparation for natural disasters. This study conducted in Mozambique seeks to provide actionable insights about the role of risk communication in urban flood risk management. Through video interventions and in-person surveys with residents in Quelimane in the months...

    23 Feb 2022 | Stefan Leeffers

  • Publication - Project Report

    Preparing for urban floods in Mozambique: A field experiment on risk communication

    Accurate forecasts and risk information do not always bring about the desired preparedness actions from communities at risk of natural disasters. This paper provides evidence on the effectiveness of two video interventions aimed at increasing flood risk awareness and preparedness of households in a Mozambican coastal city.

    18 Feb 2022 | Stefan Leeffers

  • Publication - Project Report

    Forced displacement and human capital: Evidence from separated siblings

    We examine the impact of conflict-driven displacement on human capital looking at the Mozambican civil war (1977 - 1992), during which more than four million civilians fled to the countryside, to cities, and to refugee camps and settlements in neighboring countries. First, we present descriptive patterns linking education and sectoral employment to the various...

    21 Jan 2022 | Giorgio Chiovelli, Stelios Michalopoulos, Elias Papaioannou, Sandra Sequeira

  • Event

    Vaccine acceptance: Promoting rapid immunisation against COVID-19 in Mozambique

    Mozambique has so far vaccinated 11% of the population and aims to cover just over 50% of the population by the end of the year 2021. Time is very tight to increase vaccination coverage and will require a greater logistical and campaign effort to cope with this new phase of mass vaccination. Moreover, the new Omicron variant detected by South African scientists on 24...

    9 December 2021

  • Project

    A field experiment on integrating rural migrants in cities: Mapping the city of Quelimane

    The current rapid urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa is likely to lead to both economic development and political destabilisation. How can local leaders integrate rural migrants into labour markets with minimal harm to existing residents? And how does rural-urban migration change the political incentives and behaviour of local leaders, existing residents, and migrants...

    22 Nov 2021 | Frederica Mendonça, Wayne Sandholtz, Alex Armand, Pedro Vicente

  • Blog post

    Increasing COVID-19 vaccine acceptance: Evidence from Mozambique

    The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with widespread food insecurity and falling living standards. To fully recover, countries will need not only an effective rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations, but also significant public trust and acceptance to ensure that they are taken up. In Mozambique, we conducted a study on how the...

    29 Sep 2021 | Alex Armand, Mattia Fracchia, Pedro Vicente