Showing all Projects in Mozambique

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    Comparative Analysis of Agricultural Production and Productivity in Africa and Lessons for Mozambique

    The work of the IGC relating to agriculture in Mozambique began in April 2011 with this rapid response project solicited by the Mozambican government in the context of the design of poverty-alleviation policies. Mozambique was facing civil riots because of high food prices stemming from low domestic agricultural production. After comprehensive fieldwork and interaction with...

    12 Nov 2014 | Carlos Enrique Guanziroli

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    Evaluating policy reforms to reduce corruption

    In brief... Corruption hinders trade and development Estimates suggest corruption costs the global economy US$ 1 trillion per annum Reforms should focus on improving management transparency to remove opportunities for eliciting and receiving bribes The World Bank has estimated that corruption costs the global economy US$ 1 trillion per annum (3% of total GDP). In...

    11 Nov 2014 | Sandra Sequeira

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    Increasing Agricultural Production and Productivity in Mozambique

    This report summarises and details the drafting, discussion and approval process for the Integrated Agricultural Productivity Program for Mozambique. This Programme has emerged as a response from the International Growth Centre (IGC) to the request for cooperation given by the Ministry of Agriculture of Mozambique to the Director of IGC Mozambique in April 2011. This...

    11 Nov 2014 | Carlos Enrique Guanziroli

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    Railroad to growth: Evaluating the impact of investments in railroads on firm behaviour

    In recent decades, some of the most costly and challenging transport projects undertaken in the African sub-continent have attempted to rebuild the region’s vast railway network. As the most cost-effective means of transport over long distances, rail was expected to bring a significant reduction in transport costs, increase the safety and reliability of transport...

    10 Oct 2014 | Sandra Sequeira, Neil Rankin

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    Management practices in the manufacturing sector in Mozambique

    Poor management practices hamper the ability to innovate and react to new challenges and opportunities Mozambican firms are ranked last in terms of management practices The researchers used an interview-based evaluation to assess management quality of 108 Mozambican manufacturing firms IPEME, the national institute for Small and Medium Enterprises...

    4 Sep 2014 | John Van Reenen, Nick Bloom, Renata Lemos

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    Evaluation of the impact of mobile banking and financial literacy on microenterprise development in Mozambique

    Mobile banking provides a means for saving and managing money, contributing to broader economic growth and financial inclusion. Projects developed from ongoing collaboration between IGC Mozambique and the Central Bank facilitated discussion amongst the main financial institutions operating in the country. Researchers found that the mobile money agent network is of...

    4 Sep 2014 | Sandra Sequeira, Pedro Vicente, Cátia Batista

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    Preventing excess female school drop out in Mozambique: Conditional transfers and the respective role of parent and child in schooling decisions (Phase 1)

    Despite large increases in enrolment rates in lower primary school grades, most children are still not completing primary education in Mozambique and numerous other African countries. For upper primary schooling (EP2), the official completion rate is abysmal, especially in rural areas where even at age 19 it is only about 14% for males and 8% for females. This issue is even...

    4 Sep 2014 | Christine Valente, Damien de Walque

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    Mobilizing Migrant Remittances for Agricultural Modernization in Mozambique

    Mobilizing private resources for agricultural modernization may reduce the need for scarce government resources to be used for financing this modernization (for example, to be invested in fertilizer subsidy programmes). This policy brief examines the potential role of one such private source: migrant remittances. Recent literature on migration has suggested that migrants...

    3 Sep 2014 | Dean Yang, Cátia Batista

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    Electronic payments in Mozambique: Diagnosis and impact evaluation of dissemination

    The Central Bank of Mozambique has chosen financial inclusion as one of its top policy priorities. This has been underlined over the last few years, namely as a recurrent theme of its annual meetings. The recent and relatively widespread dissemination of electronic means of payment such as POSs, mobile banking (provided by banks), and mobile money (provided through cell...

    1 Jul 2014 | Margarida Ortigão, Esselina Macome, Pedro Vicente

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    The diffusion of mobile money: Evidence from a lab experiment in the field

    The success story of M-PESA in Kenya raised hopes that massive mobile money adoption would promote financial inclusion of the poor. This is particularly true in sub-Saharan Africa where the poor had very limited access to formal financial services before the introduction of mobile money technology. In Mozambique, recent research has shown considerable adoption of mobile...

    1 Jun 2014 | Pedro Vicente, Cátia Batista, Marcel Fafchamps