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Working PaperA 2016 social accounting matrix for South Africa with an occupationally disaggregated labour market representation
Examining the economy-wide consequences of South Africa following a similar trajectory of labour market polarization to the rest of the world requires an appropriate database for an economy-wide policy analysis framework...Social Accounting Matrix National accounts Supply table
Working PaperA Pre-Prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Myanmar
This paper documents the compilation of a Pre-Prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar and provides an overview of key economic structural features of this emerging economy in a challenging process of transition...Social Accounting Matrix National accounts Supply table
Working PaperA 2013 Social Accounting Matrix for Zimbabwe
This paper documents the construction of a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Zimbabwe in 2013...Social Accounting Matrix National accounts Supply table
Working PaperA 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique
This paper documents a 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Mozambique...Social Accounting Matrix National accounts Supply table