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  • Blog post

    A window into life during COVID-19 in developing countries

    Our country economists in Ghana, Mozambique, Myanmar, and South Africa share insights on how lives have changed during the pandemic. With over 360,000 global deaths from COVID-19 as of writing, the pandemic has affected and upended daily life in almost every single country in the world, including all of the countries that IGC works in. While our in-country teams are...

    3 Jun 2020 | Emilie Yam

  • Blog post

    Managing access to healthcare in Mozambique during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Authors’ note: This work is being co-developed with Janeth Dula, Sergio Chicumbe and Eduardo Samo Gudo from the National Institute of Health at the Ministry of Health in Mozambique. Low-cost solutions, like scheduled appointments, can improve healthcare delivery and medication adherence, while reducing vulnerability to infection. The district hospital of Nicoadala in...

    11 May 2020 | Margaret McConnel, Maria Steenland, Sandra Sequeira, Amanda Albuquerque, Juliana Portella

  • Blog post

    Mozambique’s response to COVID-19: Challenges and questions

    The pandemic presents global challenges. How will countries with existing challenges and limited healthcare and revenue capacity respond to the crisis? Within a couple of days of the first case of COVID-19 being reported in Mozambique, the government put into place a stringent set of rules to control mobility. All sports and cultural activities were suspended, several...

    5 May 2020 | Miguel Angel Jimenez, Egas Daniel

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Financial management and school performance: Evidence from Mozambique

    14 Apr 2020 | Sandra Sequeira, Egas Daniel, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Daniela Scur, Guo Xu

  • Blog post

    The effect of financial literacy on the financial policies of firms

    Can education play a role in economic development through improved corporate practices? Several studies conducted with micro and small firms in developing countries point to this direction. But what about large firms? As large firms contribute to a sizeable share of the value created in a country, the potential effect of managers’ education on large firms’ performance...

    17 Feb 2020 | Cláudia Custódio, Daniel Metzger, Diogo Matos Mendes

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Teacher gender and the gender gap in education: The case of Mozambique primary schools

    Mozambique is characterised by a substantial gender gap in education and male dominance in the teaching profession. This study investigates the relationship between the relative lack of female teachers and the gender gap in education across the universe of Mozambican schools. Using data from the annual school census (2004-2017), the authors document a small negative...

    8 Jan 2020 | Torsten Figueiredo Walter, Celine Zipfel

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Opportunities for agriculture insurance in Mozambique

    Weather-related risks such as drought, flood, and hail can cause irreversible damage to households and affect food security. They are complemented by a large number of additional constraints, such as limited technical knowledge, lack of processing capacity, high exposure to pests and diseases, limited access to finance and markets, and high risk of price volatility. ...

    7 Jan 2020 | Alex Armand, Joseph Flavian Gomes, Ivan Kim Taveras

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The effect of financial literacy on financial policies: Evidence from a randomised control experiment in Mozambique

    Previous research indicates that corporate policies are an important determinant for firm performance. It has also been shown that these polices are related to the education of firms’ managers. This brief evaluates the impact of financial education of managers on firm policies and performance. The authors find that managers adjust financial policies after having...

    7 Jan 2020 | Cláudia Custódio, Diogo Matos Mendes, Daniel Metzger

  • Project

    Preventing Islamic radicalisation in Mozambique: Through faith or employment?

    The economics and political science literature on conflict and civil wars is vast. Mostly, it focuses on the causes of the outbreak and duration of conflicts and distinguishes between (lack of) economic opportunity and grievance motivations. The generalised consensus is that economic variables are highly correlated with (and even affect) the outbreak of conflict (e.g....

    11 Dec 2019 | Pedro Vicente

  • Project

    Financial management capital and school performance: Evidence from Mozambique

    This project examines whether better financial management capabilities of local authorities and school directors improves the delivery of education services in the developing world. Compared to the private sector, little is known about the role of financial management capital in the public sector. Particularly in the context of underperforming education systems in the...

    9 Dec 2019 | Sandra Sequeira, Daniela Scur, Guo Xu