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  • 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

  • Project

    Vulnerabilities and solutions for Mozambican enterprises in face of the COVID-19 crisis

    This study proposes to the National Directorate of Economic Policies and Development of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) of Mozambique to conduct a phone-based enterprise survey through a partnership with IGC and NOVAFRICA. The survey aims to inform MEF's response to the COVID-19 crisis, improving its capacity to offer adequate solutions to challenges posed by the...

    10 Sep 2021 | Egas Daniel, Simão Paiva, Brais Álvarez Pereira, Yonesse Paris, Vitor Cavalcante

  • Publication - Project Report

    Formalising artisanal and small-scale mining in Mozambique: Concerns, priorities, and challenges

    This paper reflects critically on efforts to formalise artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labour-intensive mineral extraction and processing – in Mozambique. Drawing on findings from interviews with policymakers, representatives from ASM associations and consultations with 200 individual miners, the paper captures the details of the country’s ASM...

    23 Jun 2021 | Gavin Hilson, Salvador Mondlane, Abigail Hilson, Alex Arnall, Tim Laing