Privatization and Economic Strategy in Mozambique


Privatization, together with liberalization and deregulation, constituted the core of Mozambique's economic transition. Privatization in Mozambique has taken place on an unusually large scale in comparison with the rest of Africa. Privatization interacted with military demobilization and political transition since military officers, together with members of the main political parties, were amongst the buyers of state assets. Private businessmen who had profited from the war economy also found a new outlet for their capital through privatization, sometimes in joint ventures with foreign investors. However, Mozambique's privatization programme was bedevilled by a lack of transparency. .../...

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@inproceedings{CastelBranco2001PrivatizationAE, title={Privatization and Economic Strategy in Mozambique}, author={Carlos Castel-Branco and Christopher Cramer and Degol Hailu}, year={2001} }