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Social protection and taxation in crises – How can tax-benefit systems support households through crisis?
13 December 2022 16:00
Online, Finland
Open for registration
MOZMOD work presented at the Mozambique Social Protection Week

The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Action ( MGCAS ) organises a Social Protection theme week in Mozambique 21-27 November 2022. During the week, on 25 November, The Mozambican Ministry of Economy and Finance ( MEF ) with Internation Labour...

25 November 2022
Centro de Conferencias Joaquim Chissano, Maputo, Mozambique
Past event
Working Paper
Social protection floor gaps and pandemic relief measures: a case for universalism?: Exploring scalability through targeted versus universalist approaches

With the expansion of social protection measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, considerations both old and new have surfaced regarding targeted versus universalist approaches...

Crisis Social protection Targeting
Sales recovered faster from the pandemic than employment: Evidence from tax administrative and survey data in Zambia

Like most other countries, the government of Zambia introduced restrictions to control COVID-19, which considerably curtailed normal economic activity...

Competitiveness Debt Finance
Working Paper
Social protection expansions during crisis and fiscal space: From ad hoc to durable solutions?

This study provides a first attempt to contribute a large-scale assessment of whether crisis response as observed during the COVID-19 pandemic can serve as a feasible blueprint for creating durable solutions across countries...

Social protection Tax revenue COVID-19
Journal Article
Informality and pension reforms in Bolivia: The case of Renta Dignidad

Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informality

Social protection Informal work Bolivia
Working Paper
Social protection for working-age women in Tanzania: Exploring past policy trajectories and simulating future paths

Tanzania has expanded its social protection framework significantly over the past decade, but the country continues to grapple with important gender inequalities...

Social protection Tanzania Women
Author workshop on tax-benefit systems and crisis
6 June 20228 June 2022
Online, Finland
Past event
SOUTHMOD presented at Tampere University

The Global Health and Social Policy research unit of Tampere university organized an in person The Futures of Global Social Policy Workshop on 30 May 2022. UNU-WIDER Research Associate Jesse Lastunen and Research Assistant Enrico Nichelatti...

30 May 2022
Tampere, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Microsimulation approaches to studying shocks and social protection in selected developing economies

This paper calculates automatic stabilization in Ghana, South Africa, and Ecuador to explain income cushioning amid income and demand shocks. Fiscal policies within these countries are also stress tested to gauge welfare contingencies and insurance...

Developing countries Shocks Social protection
Technical Note
Feasibility study: simulating the impacts of farm subsidies on poverty and inequality in African countries

Agricultural subsidies may have significant productive and distributional consequences, and policy-makers need to be able to assess these impacts as a part of the overall tax and benefit policy...

Agricultural policy Subsidies Taxation
In the media
SOUTHMOD Cash Plus dissemination event in the Zambian media Zambia Tax-benefit microsimulation SDG17
The pandemic and Africa's social safety net

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that African tax and social-benefit systems are currently ill-equipped to protect households from sudden income losses...

Tax-benefit microsimulation SOUTHMOD Sub-Saharan Africa
An African in Africa: New perspectives on travelling for research

Working for an international organisation presents a host of challenges, given the vast nature of tasks that one must surmount in a fast paced and changing environment...

Zambia Ghana Africa
Working Paper
Dynamic impacts of lockdown on domestic violence: Evidence from multiple policy shifts in Chile

We leverage staggered implementation of lockdown across Chile’s 346 municipalities, identifying dynamic impacts on domestic violence...

Domestic violence Social protection COVID-19
Roosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä on social policy trajectories and women in Tanzania

The virtual conference Social Policy in Africa is organized 22-24 November 2021 by University of South Africa (UNISA) in the City of Tshwane in South Africa. On 22 November researchers Roosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä give a presentation in...

22 November 2021
online, South Africa
Past event
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