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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...
Project workshop2021 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...
PresentationSOUTHMOD 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...
PresentationSOUTHMOD 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...
Project meetingCash 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...
WorkshopFourth training round on ECUAMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ecuador
PresentationSOUTHMOD 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...
Working PaperAnalysis 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
WorkshopThird 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...
Technical NoteHow 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
PresentationSOUTHMOD 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...
Journal ArticleThe 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
BlogStudying 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
WorkshopFourth training on MOZMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Mozambique
This online workshop was the fourth training event on the MOZMOD model , organized by UNU-WIDER, the Southern African Social Policy Research Institute ( SASPRI ), Ministry of Economics and Finance, Mozambique , and ILO Mozambique . The participants...
Working PaperTax–benefit microsimulation modelling in Zanzibar: A feasibility study
This working paper explores the feasibility of developing a tax and benefit microsimulation model in Zanzibar using the EUROMOD microsimulation software...Tax Benefits Microsimulation
ProjectSOUTHMOD - simulating tax and benefit policies for development Phase 2
Theme: Transforming statesSOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy