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Ecuador’s social protection system failed during the pandemic: It needs a rethink

Household incomes in Ecuador were badly hit by the pandemic, despite the government’s emergency grant to families...

COVID-19 Microsimulation Poverty
Working Paper
Assessing the distributional impact of lowering the value-added tax rate for standard-rated items in Tanzania and options for recouping revenue losses

This paper explores the distributional impact of lowering the value-added tax rate for standard-rated items in Tanzania Mainland...

Value-added tax Microsimulation Redistribution
Journal Article
The impact of indirect tax on income distribution and poverty in Tanzania

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW. This study analyses the impacts of indirect tax benefits policy reforms on income distribution and poverty in Tanzania by applying a standard static microsimulation model TAZMOD v1.8...

Income distribution SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation
Research Brief
The role of tax and benefit policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador COVID-19 Microsimulation Poverty
Working Paper
The role of automatic stabilizers and emergency tax–benefit policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador

This paper makes use of tax–benefit microsimulation techniques to quantify the distributional effects of COVID-19 in Ecuador and the role of tax–benefit policies in mitigating the immediate impact of the economic shocks...

COVID-19 Microsimulation Poverty
Working Paper
Exploring options for a universal old age pension in Tanzania Mainland

The provision of a universal old age pension is increasingly recognized as an important instrument for strengthening and extending social protection...

Microsimulation Old age Public pensions
Working Paper
An analysis of the distributional impact of excise duty in Uganda using a tax-benefit microsimulation model

The distributional analysis of consumption taxes is useful for establishing the welfare impact of tax policy. This paper uses the UGAMOD microsimulation model to establish the tax incidence and welfare impact of excise duty in Uganda...

Excise duty Microsimulation Poverty
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Ecuador - ECUAMOD v1.5

This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador...

Taxes Benefits Microsimulation
Working Paper
Tax–benefit microsimulation modelling in Zanzibar: A feasibility study

This working paper explores the feasibility of developing a tax and benefit microsimulation model in Zanzibar using the EUROMOD microsimulation software...

Tax Benefits Microsimulation
Journal Article
The National Care System in Uruguay: Who Benefits and Who Pays?

Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global South

Childcare Elderly care Redistribution
Research Brief
Education reform: Poverty and inequality in Ghana Education School reform Microsimulation
Research Brief
Balancing tax collection and equality: The case of value-added tax in South Africa

In a democratic system, taxation is a critical part of the social contract between the state and its citizens. The tax system can be used to help address the unacceptably high levels of poverty, inequality, and unemployment in South Africa...

Value-added tax Microsimulation Redistribution
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Ecuador - ECUAMOD v1.4

View the latest ECUAMOD country report here . This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador...

Taxes Benefits Microsimulation
Research Brief
The impact of tax-benefit systems in Africa Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy Microsimulation
Journal Article
Editorial - SOUTHMOD: Modelling Tax-benefit Systems in Developing Countries

Part of Journal Special Issue SOUTHMOD: Modelling Tax-benefit Systems in Developing Countries

SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy
Research Brief
Financing the social cash transfer scale-up in Zambia: A tax-benefit microsimulation Economic inequality Poverty Social cash transfers
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