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Mozambique: Off-track or Temporarily Sidelined?

Channing Arndt (), Sam Jones () and Finn Tarp ()

No 44, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: Since 1994, a great deal has been accomplished. We argue that poverty reduction was temporarily sidelined in the 2000s. A series of shocks, especially the fuel and food price crisis of 2008, combined with poor productivity growth in agriculture and a weather shock, undermined progress in measured consumption poverty. We expect progress in poverty reduction to resume. These shocks also exposed persistent weaknesses in development strategies and programmes. Nevertheless, Mozambique has the potential to achieve rapid and broad-based economic and social progress. With key reforms and success in maintaining peace and stability, it will.

Keywords: Economic development; Economic growth; Equality and inequality; Poverty; Public welfare (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2015
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