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Tax-benefit policy
Social protection and taxation in crises – How can tax-benefit systems support households through crisis?
13 December 2022 16:00
Online, Finland
Open for registration
Journal Article
Income distribution and the potential of redistributive systems in Africa: A decomposition approach

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
Author workshop on tax-benefit systems and crisis
6 June 20228 June 2022
Online, Finland
Past event
Working Paper
Tax-benefit microsimulation model in Rwanda: A feasibility study

This paper assesses the feasibility of developing a tax and benefit microsimulation model in Rwanda...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Revenue Microsimulation
Working Paper
Female labour supply and informal employment in Ecuador

Low- and middle-income countries face a trade-off between raising tax revenue to strengthen social protection and creating incentives for the population to enter formal employment...

Labour supply Informal work Tax-benefit policy
Technical Note
Discrete choice modelling of labour supply and informal employment using ECUAMOD

This technical note presents one of the modelling approaches used in Jara and Rattenhuber (2022) to estimate formal employment elasticities, namely the estimation of a discrete choice model of labour supply with informal employment...

Labour supply Informal Employment
Efforts to protect the poor during COVID: How five African countries fared

The number of people living in poverty around the world is estimated to have increased by half a billion people due to the COVID-19 crisis...

COVID-19 Sub-Saharan Africa Tax-benefit policy
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
Technical Note
Full-year adjustment for modelling COVID-19 policies in SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation models

This technical note presents a modelling approach used in Lastunen et al. (2021) where tax and benefit policies are scaled to reflect their actual duration during a single calendar year...

COVID-19 Tax-benefit microsimulation Poverty
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
Policy seminar
SA-TIED Dialogues - Research into Policy SA-TIED policy dialogue – Tax and benefit responses to COVID-19 in South Africa
19 April 2021
Online, South Africa
Past event
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
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
SOUTHMOD - simulating tax and benefit policies for development Phase 2

Theme: Transforming states

SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy
Policy Brief
Social protection, government revenue and microsimulation in developing countries

Social protection has attracted increasing interest in developing countries in recent decades and policies have been initiated in all developing regions...

SOUTHMOD Microsimulation modelling Tax-benefit microsimulation
Research Brief
The impact of tax-benefit systems in Africa Tax-benefit microsimulation Tax-benefit policy Microsimulation
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