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Tax-benefit microsimulation
MicroZAMOD work presented at a social protection conference

The Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN) conference ' Social protection at a crossroads: Between COVID-19 and the SDGs - Southern African perspectives ' is organized 9-12 May 2022. MicroZAMOD team member Miselo Bwalya...

10 May 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
Past event
Fifth training round on ECUAMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ecuador

As part of the SOUTHMOD project , the national team at FLACSO in collaboration with UNU-WIDER, Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales ( IAEN ) and University of Essex organizes the fifth training event on the ECUAMOD model , which will provide...

9 May 202212 May 2022
Quito, Ecuador
Past event
Behind the scenes: Meet our tax-benefit microsimulation team in Viet Nam!

How can Vietnamese policymakers improve their policy choices related to social protection and tax policies? Who are the experts providing evidence on different policy scenarios and their pros and cons to local decision makers?...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Microsimulation Imputation
SOUTHMOD presented at the EU Commission's Joint Research Centre

UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Pia Rattenhuber presents SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation work at EU Commission's Joint Research Centre's ( JRC ) biweekly seminar series on 3 March 2022. The seminar is open to all European Commission staff and...

3 March 2022
Online, Brussels, Belgium
Past event
Journal Article
The impact of indirect tax on income distribution and poverty in Tanzania

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
Rwanda-faustin-tuyambaze-unsplash-620px.jpg New tax research collaboration and additional SOUTHMOD model for Rwanda Rwanda Tax administration data Tax-benefit microsimulation
In the media
SOUTHMOD Cash Plus dissemination event in the Zambian media Zambia Tax-benefit microsimulation SDG17
In the media
SOUTHMOD study on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa gains attention in media and different outlets COVID-19 Africa Inequality
SOUTHMOD presented at the Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries

The 6th Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries brings together leading economists working on public economics in developing countries on 13-15 December 2021. The online event provides an opportunity for researchers from...

13 December 202115 December 2021
Online, Zurich, Switzerland
Past event
Journal Article
Income distribution and the potential of redistributive systems in Africa: A decomposition approach

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | Redistributive systems in Africa are still in their infancy but are expanding in order to finance increasing public spending...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy Microsimulation
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
From sub-Saharan Africa to Viet Nam and Ecuador, how one model is used to improve social protection

Are there enough tax payers to generate the revenue needed by governments to reduce poverty? How adequate are the social security arrangements that already exist?...

South Africa SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation
Fourth training on TAZMOD - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Tanzania

As part of the SOUTHMOD project, the national team at University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with UNU-WIDER, and Southern African Social Policy Research Insights ( SASPRI ) organizes a training event on the TAZMOD model. This fourth training...

30 November 20212 December 2021
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Past event
Results meeting
Microsimulation of agricultural policies in Zambia
25 November 2021
Online, Zambia
Past event
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
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