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Mozambique Institutional Diagnostic

Leadership Team:

  • Coordinator of DERG and UNU-WIDER Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow: Professor Finn Tarp

    Senior Advisor: Mr. Johnny Flentø

    Senior Advisor: Dr. Antonio Cruz

    Senior Researcher: Professor Sam Jones

    Senior Researcher: Dr. Ricardo Santos

    Researcher and Assistant to the PI: Dr Ines Ferreira

Countries:

  • Mozambique

Project summary

The Mozambique Institutional Diagnostic (MID) study officially started in February 2019 under a contract with the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) of the University of Copenhagen, in coordination with activities supported by DERG and UNU-WIDER in Mozambique. The Mozambique study is the fourth and final country study under EDI’s institutional diagnostic work and accompanies earlier studies in Tanzania, Benin and Bangladesh. Future work under this research theme will now focus on a synthesis of all country studies to be published later in 2021.

The methodology for designing the EDI Institutional Diagnostic tool relies on in-depth case studies of a select group of countries, aimed at comprehensively exploring the relationship between the characteristics and functioning of a country’s institutions and its economic development performance and constraints. The MID study builds on the methodology developed for the previous country studies, incorporating lessons from each.

Download an overview of the methodology and approach to this project

Draft working papers of the Mozambique Institutional Diagnostic were published in October 2020. Links to the chapters are below.

Mozambique Institutional Diagnostic: Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgements

  • Finn Tarp, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen
  • Ines A. Ferreira, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen
  • Johnny Flentø, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen
  • Antonio S. Cruz, Independent contractor

Part 1: General approach to the diagnostic

Chapter 1. Introduction and overview

  • Ines A. Ferreira, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen
  • Finn Tarp, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen

Chapter 2. Historical, political and economic background

  • Antonio S. Cruz, Independent contractor
  • Ines A. Ferreira, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen
  • Johnny Flentø, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen
  • Sam Jones, UNU-WIDER; Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen
  • Finn Tarp, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen

Chapter 3. Institutional performance: international datasets, quantitative survey and key informants

  • Antonio S. Cruz, Independent contractor
  • Ines A. Ferreira, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen
  • Johnny Flentø, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen
  • Finn Tarp, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen

Part 2: Thematic Studies

Chapter 4. Influence of institutional factors on the performance of the agrarian sector in Mozambique*

  • João Z. Carrilho
  • Rui N. Ribeiro

Chapter 5. Putting the financial system at the service of the poor and SMEs*

  • Abdul Magid Osman
  • Djamila Pontes Osman

Chapter 6. The education sector in Mozambique: From access to the epistemic quality of primary education

  • Mouzinho Mário, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Celso M. Monjane, Joaquim Chissano University, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Ricardo Santos, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland

Chapter 7. Health, development and institutional factors: the case of Mozambique

  • Ivo Garrido, Clínica 222, Maputo, Mozambique

Chapter 8. Decentralization reforms in Mozambique: The role of institutions in defining results

  • Salvador Forquilha, Institute of Social Studies and Economics (IESE), Maputo, Mozambique

Chapter 9. Economic development and institutions in Mozambique: Factors affecting public financial management*

  • António S. Cruz, Independent contractor
  • Fausto J. Mafambissa

Chapter 10. Rule of law and judicial independence

  • João Carlos Trindade, Retired judicial magistrate, current chair of the governing board of the non-governmental organization Centro Terra Viva – Environmental Studies and Advocacy (CTV), Maputo, Mozambique

Chapter 11. Donor relations and sovereignty

  • Johnny Flentø, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen
  • Leonardo Santos Simao, Former Minister of Health, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation, Government of
    Mozambique, Maputo, Mozambique

Chapter 12. Natural resources, institutions, and economic transformation in Mozambique

  • José Jaime Macuane, Departamento de Ciência Política e Administração Pública, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Moçambique
  • Carlos Muianga, Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos, Moçambique

Part 3: Synthesis

Chapter 13. Synthesis and policy recommendations

  • Antonio S. Cruz, Independent contractor
  • Ines A. Ferreira, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen
  • Johnny Flentø, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen
  • Finn Tarp, Development Economics Research Group, University of Copenhagen

*These three working papers are not published on the EDI website, see the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique (IGM) project web-site

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