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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
Blog
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
Blog
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
Presentation
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
Policy Brief
Towards greater poverty reduction in Zambia: Simulating potential Cash Plus reforms Poverty reduction Social protection Zambia
Working Paper
Simulation of options to replace the special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant and close the poverty gap at the food poverty line

We use a fiscal incidence model based on the South African 2014/15 Living Conditions Survey to simulate the poverty reduction impacts of a selection of medium-to-long-term social grant options with the goal of replacing the existing special COVID-19 ...

Fiscal incidence Social protection Social spending
Working Paper
Towards greater poverty reduction in Zambia: Simulating potential Cash Plus reforms using MicroZAMOD

A large share of the population in Zambia is living below the national poverty line...

Poverty Zambia Social protection
Presentation
SOUTHMOD 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 11-15 October 2021. During the week, on 15 October, The Mozambican Ministry of Economy and Finance ( MEF ) with Internation Labour...

15 October 2021
Radisson Blu, Mozambique
Past event
Policy seminar
Distributional Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zambia
14 October 2021
Sarovar Premiere Hotel, online, Lusaka, Zambia
Past event
Policy seminar
Cash Plus dissemination event
5 October 2021
Hotel Southern Sun Ridgeway, Lusaka, online, Zambia
Past event
News
Press Release | New UN study reveals limited impact of tax and social protection policies in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Africa SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation
Presentation
Roosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä on social protection and gender in Tanzania

On 29 September 2021 UNU-WIDER researchers Roosa Lambin and Milla Nyyssölä give a presentation at the weekly online seminar of the Labour Institute for Economic Research . The topic of their presentation is Social protection and gender in...

29 September 2021
online, Finland
Past event
Journal Article
Analysis of the distributional effects of COVID-19 and state-led remedial measures in South Africa

This study explores the impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa on income poverty and inequality in South Africa...

Social protection Tax-benefit microsimulation Income distribution
Blog
Social protection at a crossroad

How can we ensure a resilient and inclusive recovery from COVID-19? How can we hold on to the target of eradicating poverty and hunger by 2030, with the pandemic still ongoing?...

COVID-19 Social assistance Social protection
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