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SOUTHMOD country report Ghana - GHAMOD v1.3

This report documents GHAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ghana. This work was carried out by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and the University of Tampere in collaboration with the project partners...

Tax Government revenue GHAMOD
Blog
What should Mozambique do with the revenue from natural gas projects? (Part I)

At the beginning of this decade, large offshore natural gas fields were discovered in north-east Mozambique. Investment is now flowing into the country, and a boom in the natural gas sector is expected...

Extractives Mozambique Revenues
Journal Article
Poverty dynamics and graduation from conditional cash transfers: A transition model for Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera program

This article is currently available for early online view. The effects of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) on poverty and well-being have been widely studied...

Panel analysis Poverty Measurement (Poverty)
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Ethiopia: ETMOD v1.0

This report documents ETMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ethiopia...

Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Ghana - GHAMOD v1.0

This report documents GHAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ghana. This work was carried out by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and the University of Tampere in collaboration with the project partners...

Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Ecuador - ECUAMOD v1.0

This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. This work was carried out by the ISER in collaboration with the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales and UNU-WIDER...

Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Zambia - MicroZAMOD v1.0

This report documents MicroZAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Zambia. This work was carried out by Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research ( ZIPAR ) in collaboration with the project partners. in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...

Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Mozambique - MOZMOD v1.0

This report documents MOZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Mozambique. This work was carried out by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...

Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
Report
SOUTHMOD country report Tanzania - TAZMOD v1.0

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...

Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
Working Paper
Government intervention need for social security improvement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A theoretical analysis using the principal–agent model

African populations need better support through social protection mechanisms...

Social security Pensions Contracts
Working Paper
The expansion of economic protection for older adults in Latin America: Key design features of non-contributory pensions

Over the past two decades, many Latin American countries have expanded the economic protection of older adults by developing non-contributory pensions or making eligibility rules more flexible...

Equality Old age social pensions
Working Paper
On the spread of social protection systems

This paper undertakes an empirical analysis of the adoption of various components of social security systems as well as contribution rates...

Panel analysis Social security Taxation
Blog
Five lessons from Martin Ravallion’s WIDER Annual Lecture: Direct interventions against poverty in poor places

On 23 March researchers, policy makers, and politicians gathered at the Stockholm School of Economics (or joined online via the webcast ) to hear Professor Martin Ravallion deliver WIDER Annual Lecture 20 and discuss its implications...

Equality and inequality Poverty Social security
Blog
Inequality in South Africa - An Interview with Murray Leibbrandt

At the UNU-WIDER Inequality conference September 2014 we interviewed Murray Leibbrandt, Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town on issues of inequality in South Africa...

Children Economic policy Education
Blog
UNU-WIDER Inequality Conference 2014: Country Comparisons and Conceptual Approaches

18 December 2014 Roger Williamson In an earlier article I reviewed a number of the high-profile contributions to the September 2014 conference on inequality . It is now time to dig deeper into the material presented at the event...

Comparative economics Economic growth Government policy (Poor)
Working Paper
Assessing the Impact of Social Grants on Inequality: A South African Case Study

The democratic government in South Africa has developed a system of social grants to combat the high levels of poverty and inequality inherited from the apartheid regime...

Equality and inequality Household survey Poverty
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