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Tax-benefit microsimulation
Workshop
Developing a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Rwanda

As part of the SOUTHMOD project, the national team at the Rwanda Revenue Authority ( RRA ), in collaboration with UNU-WIDER and SASPRI , are organizing a training event to prepare for the development of a dedicated tax-benefit microsimulation model...

24 August 202126 August 2021
Online, Rwanda
Past event
Working Paper
Exploring the quality of income data in two African household surveys for the purpose of tax-benefit microsimulation modelling: Imputing employment income in Tanzania and Zambia

The quality of data on employment income is explored using Tanzanian and Zambian household survey datasets. The extent of missing and implausible income data is assessed and four different methods are applied to impute missing or implausible values...

Income Imputation Microsimulation
Project meeting
Second Cash 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 second work in progress event gathered personnel...

8 June 2021
Online, Lusaka, Zambia
Past event
Workshop
MOZMOD retreat

In collaboration with the national MOZMOD team, International Labour Organization (ILO) Mozambique , Ministry of Economic and Finance of Mozambique ( MEF ) and the Southern Africa for Social Policy Research Insights ( SASPRI ), UNU-WIDER will...

6 June 202111 June 2021
Past event
Project workshop
2021 SOUTHMOD workshop

On 24-25 May 2021, 35 participants from six different time zones and eleven different countries gathered for a two-day virtual SOUTHMOD workshop to exchange experiences and knowledge on tax-benefit microsimulation modeling in developing countries...

24 May 202125 May 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Presentation
SOUTHMOD presented at the IAB seminar series

The Institute for Employment Research ( IAB ) is hosting an online seminar series " Corona - leveler or amplifier of social and economic inequality? ". The weekly seminar series aims to bring together empirically rigorous contributions...

19 May 2021
Online, Nuremberg, Germany
Past event
Presentation
SOUTHMOD presented at the CeMPA General Meeting

CeMPA , Centre for Microsimulation and Policy Analysis, organized its yearly general meeting for experts working in the area of tax-benefit microsimulation on 12 May 2021. The meeting was held virtually. SOUTHMOD microsimulation models and ongoing...

12 May 2021
Online, United Kingdom
Past event
Project meeting
Cash 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...

26 April 2021
Online, Lusaka, Zambia
Past event
Workshop
Fourth training round on ECUAMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ecuador
26 April 202130 April 2021
Online, Quito, Ecuador
Past event
Presentation
SOUTHMOD presented at an SA-TIED Policy dialogue event

UNU-WIDER's SA-TIED programme organized an online policy dialogue event on 19 April. The topic of the event was ' Tax and benefit responses to COVID-19 in South Africa '. The event introduced research results of studies using the...

19 April 2021
Online, South Africa
Past event
Working Paper
Analysis of the distributional effects of COVID-19 and state-led remedial measures in South Africa

This paper 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
Workshop
Third 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...

9 March 202111 March 2021
University of Ghana at Legon, Accra, Ghana
Past event
Technical Note
How to implement sub-national poverty lines in a SOUTHMOD country model using conditional constants: The case of UGAMOD

This note describes how to incorporate sub-national poverty lines into a SOUTHMOD country model using conditional constants within the constants function in such a way that the Statistics Presenter can generate national-level poverty statistics...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Poverty
Presentation
SOUTHMOD 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...

12 February 2021
Online, Helsinki
Past event
Journal Article
The 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
Blog
Studying COVID-19 through the lens of microsimulation: The role of tax and benefit policies in alleviating poverty and inequality

As the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, developing nations are struggling to deliver economic assistance and public services to their citizens, under pressures of fiscal constraints and tax revenue losses...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy Individual poverty
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