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Designing Africa's Poverty Strategies: Expanding Local Capacity to Simulate Policy Options

Project name/title
Designing Africa's Poverty Strategies: Expanding Local Capacity to Simulate Policy Options
Year:
2006
Theme:
Africa's Economic Development
Abstract:
In 2003, UNU-WIDER launched its project on Designing Africa’s Poverty Strategies: Creating the Capacity for Policy Simulation to develop economic modelling capacity in African countries. The project director provided regular training workshops (14 workshops) and on-going technical support to research teams from Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia that enabled country teams to build microsimulation models of tax and transfers or macroeconomic models of their economies.
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Workshops
Content:
This project has constructed and applied microsimulation models for ten African countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
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