On the Choice of Appropriate Development Strategy: Insights Gained from CGE Modelling of the Mozambican Economy

On the Choice of Appropriate Development Strategy: Insights Gained from CGE Modelling of the Mozambican Economy

Author: 
Tarp, Henning
Date published: 
2004
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Responsibility: 
Tarp,Jensen Finn, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Journal of African Economies
Source: 
Journal of African Economies,Vol.13, No.3,2004,pp.446-478
Abstract: 

This paper uses a 1997 Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to analyse three strategies which Mozambique can pursue in furthering a sustainable development process. They include (i) agriculture-first, (ii) agricultural-development-led-industrialisation (ADLI) and (iii) a primary-sector export-oriented strategy. ADLI dominates the two other approaches and the distributional implications of ADLI are attractive. We also find that there are important synergy effects to be reaped from balanced agricultural and agro-industrial development, and the primary sector export-oriented strategy represents a potentially significant set of complementary policies. Finally, the importance of taking structural differences among household groupings into account when formulating comprehensive pro-equity and anti-poverty development strategies is prominent.

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CITATION: Tarp, Henning. On the Choice of Appropriate Development Strategy: Insights Gained from CGE Modelling of the Mozambican Economy . : , 2004. Journal of African Economies,Vol.13, No.3,2004,pp.446-478 - Available at: http://library.au.int/choice-appropriate-development-strategy-insights-gained-cge-modelling-mozambican-economy-2