Showing all Projects in Mozambique

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    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

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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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    Salience and accessibility of disaster risk information in Mozambique

    Mozambique's coast is vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change. Quelimane, a city located by the mouth of the Rio dos Bons Sinais, is particularly exposed. Rapid population growth, due to a continuous influx of rural migrants, has resulted in an increase of informal settlements in flood-prone parts of the city. This introduced further vulnerability with poor...

    1 Feb 2021 | Stefan Leeffers

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    Beliefs and behaviours towards COVID-19 in Mozambique

    There is considerable uncertainty around the current state and future developments of the COVID-19 crisis in Mozambique, both for health outcomes as well as economic and social outcomes. As in many sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, measures such as imposed lockdowns are likely to be particularly challenging and even counterproductive in the face of fragile...

    1 Jul 2020 | Mattia Fracchia, Pedro Vicente

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    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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    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

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    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

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    Preventing Islamic radicalisation in Mozambique: through faith or employment?

    There are vast economics and political science literature on conflict and civil wars. Mostly, the literature focuses on the determinants of the outbreak and duration of conflicts and distinguishes between economic opportunity and grievance motivations. The generalised consensus is that economic variables are highly correlated, and even affect the outbreak of conflict....

    20 Sep 2019 | Pedro Vicente

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    Managing agricultural risk in Mozambique

    Mozambique is primarily an agricultural economy with 81% of its population engaged in agriculture, which accounts for 32% of its GDP. “There are now 400 extreme weather events every year, four times as many as in 1970” (The Economist, 2017). The direct costs of these extreme events in the form of lost lives, assets, and habitat are evident. For farmers in...

    16 Apr 2019 | Alex Armand, Joseph Flavian Gomes, Ivan Kim Taveras

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    Formalising small-scale mining in rural Mozambique: Issues, challenges and ways forward

    Over the past two decades, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labour-intensive mineral extraction and processing – has proliferated rapidly in all corners of sub-Saharan Africa, rapidly becoming the region’s most important rural nonfarm activity.  Today, it provides a direct source of income to at least 15 million Africans. It has created millions...

    22 Mar 2019 | Alex Arnall, Gavin Hilson, Abigail Hilson, Salvador Mondlane