Showing all Projects in Mozambique

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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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    Implementing the National Development Strategy: The pigeon pea value chain

    This project aims to support the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economy & Finance in identifying policy measures to stimulate the development of the pigeon pea value chain. Pigeon pea is a highly promising crop that could potentially play an important role in the transformation of the Mozambican countryside, poverty reduction and foreign exchange earnings...

    17 Aug 2018 | Jorrit Oppewal, Alberto Da Cruz

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    The effects of the disruption of the pigeon pea export market on household food security and well-being in Mozambique

    Pigeon pea production in the countryside of Central and Northern Mozambique has grown exponentially over the past decade, on the back of rising demand from India. The high prices, combined with favorable agronomic characteristics, ensured that the number of farmers cultivating this pulse surpassed 1 million by 2016. However, an additional push by the Indian Government to...

    26 Jul 2018 | Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal, Mattia Polvanesi

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    The impact of conflict and refugee re-settlement on state capacity and economic growth: Evidence from Mozambique

    By the end of 2014, the number of people forcibly displaced had risen to a staggering 59.5 million compared to 37.5 million in 2004. Globally, one in every 122 humans is now either a refugee, internally displaced, or seeking asylum. While the policy focus of the international community has been on providing immediate humanitarian assistance, a crucial next step will be to...

    25 Oct 2017 | Sandra Sequeira, Stelios Michalopoulos, Elias Papaioannou, Giorgio Chiovelli

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    Resource discoveries, FDI bonanzas, and local development: Evidence from Mozambique

    The natural resource price boom of the 2000s and the accompanying discoveries, many of them in sub-Saharan Africa, revived economists’ interest in the effect of natural resources on development. One notable insight is that discoveries themselves should be of interest to economists as they have their own economic consequences before extraction happens. Indeed, recent...

    7 Apr 2017 | Gerhard Toews, Pierre-Louis Vezina

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    Randomised impact evaluation of farmer participatory innovative agricultural practices

    Low production and productivity are problems that characterise the agricultural sector in Mozambique. Although most people in Mozambique practice agriculture, the sector contributes to a relatively low proportion of the country's GDP. Modern technologies such as chemical fertisers, improved seeds, irrigation, etc, could potentially increase agricultural productivity, but,...

    24 Nov 2016 | Cátia Batista, Dean Karlan, Gharad Bryan

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    Subjective expectations, labour market choices, and migration among university students in Mozambique

    Mozambique’s graduate youth employment market is suffering from a skills mismatch, leading to unemployment. An excess of students look for jobs in the public sector, and not many look to become self-employed. Researchers examined students’ expectations about education and labour market returns and their future occupational choices. They found that students...

    8 Nov 2016 | Mariapia Mendola, Luigi Minale, Ines Raimundo

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    Interoperability of mobile money: International experience and recommendations for Mozambique

    We studied the creation of interoperability in financial institutions and especially mobile money and its potential to improve financial inclusion in Mozambique. We compared experiences with the use of mobile money between providers across a range of countries. We also conducted interviews with members of banks and mobile money operators to better understand the...

    19 Oct 2016 | Marc Bourreau, Steffen Hoernig

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    Implementing the National Development Strategy: Poultry and cotton production clusters

    This project seeks to support the implementation of the National Development Strategy by designing a set of policy interventions with a focus on the poultry and cotton sectors. The National Development Strategy aims at inclusive and sustainable economic growth, driven by structural transformation and economic diversification. It is a high-level cross-sectoral policy...

    3 Oct 2016 | Vasco Nhabinde, Rafael Uaiene, Alberto Da Cruz, Jorrit Oppewal

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    Improving the management of the health system in Mozambique

    Despite global efforts, we still see 289,000 maternal deaths and 2,762,592 preventable newborn deaths each year (UNICEF 2013). Antenatal care is a critical building block for maternal and newborn health care. Access to affordable, high quality antenatal care (ANC) offers the opportunity to inform women about potential danger signs to look for during their pregnancy,...

    10 Feb 2016 | Sandra Sequeira, Margaret McConnel, Julia Goldberg Raifman