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Project meetingCash Plus work in progress meeting
UNU-WIDER's SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation team, in collaboration with the senior partners and ILO, is involved in assessing the impact of the social protection programmes in Zambia. This event gathered personnel from ministries in Zambia...
WorkshopFourth training round on ECUAMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ecuador
WorkshopThird training on GHAMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ghana
The third training on the use of GHAMOD , a tax-benefit microsimulation programme for Ghana, introduced participants to the latest version of the programme. Altogether 15 professionals and researchers working on tax and social protection issues in...
PresentationSOUTHMOD presented at a UNU-WIDER conference
UNU-WIDER organized a two-day online conference on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa on 11-12 February 2021. The preliminary results of an ongoing SOUTHMOD study were presented on the second day of the conference. The conference Development...
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Tanzania - TAZMOD v2.1
This report documents TAZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Tanzania. This work was carried out by University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...TAZMOD SOUTHMOD Tax
Journal ArticleThe 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
WorkshopFourth training on MOZMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Mozambique
This online workshop was the fourth training event on the MOZMOD model , organized by UNU-WIDER, the Southern African Social Policy Research Institute ( SASPRI ), Ministry of Economics and Finance, Mozambique , and ILO Mozambique . The participants...
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Zambia - MicroZAMOD v2.4
This report documents MicroZAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Zambia...Taxation Government revenue MicroZAMOD
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Uganda - UGAMOD v1.4
This report documents UGAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Uganda...SOUTHMOD UGAMOD Taxation
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ecuador - ECUAMOD v1.5
This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador...Taxes Benefits Microsimulation
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Mozambique - MOZMOD v2.6
This report documents MOZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Mozambique. The report describes the different tax-benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model picks up these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs...Fiscal policy Revenues Taxation
ProjectSOUTHMOD - simulating tax and benefit policies for development Phase 2
Theme: Transforming statesSOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy
Policy BriefSocial protection, government revenue and microsimulation in developing countries
Social protection has attracted increasing interest in developing countries in recent decades and policies have been initiated in all developing regions...SOUTHMOD Microsimulation modelling Tax-benefit microsimulation
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Uganda - UGAMOD v1.1
View the latest UGAMOD country report here . This report documents UGAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Uganda. This work was carried out by Uganda Revenue Authority ( URA ) and Makerere University in collaboration with the project partners...SOUTHMOD UGAMOD Tax
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Mozambique - MOZMOD v2.3
View the latest MOZMOD country report here . This report documents MOZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Mozambique...Fiscal policy Revenue Taxation