Showing all Projects in Mozambique

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    PPP Project Preparation in Africa (Mozambique, Rwanda and Uganda)

    The purpose of this note is to highlight the main issues that a government should address at the outset of its PPP reform programme. The following can be viewed as the essential building blocks of a sound PPP reform agenda: Enabling legislation Supporting Institutions Regulatory framework that facilitates proper planning Good fiscal accounting and reporting framework...

    1 Jan 2013 | Taz Chaponda

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    The role of mobile banking and business training in mobilising savings for microenterprise development in Mozambique (Phase Two)

    This project investigates the role of technology in increasing the savings capacity of microentrepreneurs, and the importance of financial literacy in ensuring the optimal management of these savings towards enterprise development. We will apply a randomized control trial methodology to measure causal changes in savings rates, investment levels and firm productivity, among...

    1 Feb 2012 | Sandra Sequeira, Pedro Vicente, Cátia Batista

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    Macroeconomic Analysis of the Construction Industry in Mozambique

    The government of Mozambique was and continues to be attracted to the idea of using PPPs to rehabilitate its infrastructure, given the significant capital requirement of infrastructure investment and the lack of technical capacity in the government to manage investments. Yet the results have not been as expected. While some PPPs were carried out (TRAC, the ports of Maputo,...

    1 Jan 2012 | Ronald Fischer, Vasco Nhabinde, Constantino Marrengula

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    A Randomized Impact Evaluation of the Introduction of Mobile Banking in Mozambique

    The recent introduction of mobile banking services in rural areas of Mozambique created the opportunity to undertake a randomized impact evaluation of the introduction of this technology in rural and traditionally unbanked areas. Aware of the importance of urban-rural remittances to previous successful cases in similar contexts (namely M-PESA in Kenya), this project focuses...

    1 Aug 2011 | Pedro Vicente, Cátia Batista

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    Counteracting illicit behaviour during elections: The role of observers and cell phones in a field experiment

    Democracy requires elections that are free and fair, in order to bring legitimacy to governments and therefore give them the mandate to pursue their policies. But in many developing countries, and especially Africa, elections are marred by intimidation, fraud, and even civil conflict. This project seeks to develop our understanding of how electoral conduct can be improved...

    1 Jul 2009 | Paul Collier, Jenny Aker, Pedro Vicente