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  • Blog post

    The gendered impacts of COVID-19 in Mozambique: Challenges and way forward

    Despite reducing gender inequalities over the past two decades, COVID-19 threatens to erode Mozambique’s gains as the pandemic’s social and economic consequences disproportionately impact women and girls. To prevent backsliding and continue progress towards gender equality, Mozambique needs greater investments in access to basic services, enhanced social protection...

    4 Mar 2021 | Egas Daniel

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    Countering Islamic radicalisation in northern Mozambique: Radio campaigning and adolescent sensitisation in religious schools

    In recent years, major global violent conflicts have happened in Muslim-majority countries. Of these conflicts, a substantial and increasing share has been related to Islamist insurgents. However, the process of radicalisation and the effectiveness of measures to counteract it are widely understudied. Northern Mozambique is where a substantial discovery of natural gas took...

    18 Feb 2021 | Pedro Vicente, Inês Vilela, Alex Armand, Flavio Cunha

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    Poverty eradication in Mozambique: Progress and challenges amid COVID-19

    Poverty has improved over the past 20 years; however, the COVID-19 pandemic jeopardises the gains achieved, pushing people into extreme poverty. Mozambique achieved independence in 1975, but it was only after the end of the civil war in 1992 that it began to experience some economic progress. The number of people living in poverty in 1996-97 was about 12 million,...

    16 Oct 2020 | Egas Daniel

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • Project

    Improving the efficient use of national resources: A cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) exercise to guide the Ministry of Health’s decisions

    The incidence of and resulting deaths from malaria globally have decreased in recent years with the help of malaria control programmes, but the economic impact of malaria is still estimated to cost the African continent $12 billion every year. Direct costs of malaria include a combination of personal and public expenditure on both prevention and treatment of the disease....

    1 Mar 2020 | Elisa Maffioli, Angela Miller

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    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