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Effects of an education reform on household poverty and inequality: A microsimulation analysis on the free Senior High School policy in Ghana

The level of income can be directly inferred from the level of education, making education an important variable as a key determinant of better livelihoods and poverty alleviation...

Education School reform microsimulation
Developing a microsimulation model for Mozambique – from inception to impact

The tax-benefit microsimulation model developed for Mozambique, MOZMOD, has proved to be valuable in analysing the impacts and budget implications of a new policy proposal in Mozambique...

microsimulation SOUTHMOD
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Fuel subsidies and income redistribution in Ecuador

This paper aims to evaluate the progressivity of different fuel subsidies in Ecuador as well as the budgetary and distributional effects of a potential elimination of such subsidies...

Fossil fuel subsidies Income distribution microsimulation
SOUTHMOD Country Report Viet Nam - VNMOD v1.0

This report documents VNMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Viet Nam. This work was carried out by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in collaboration with KU Leuven and the project partners...

taxes Benefits microsimulation
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Policy transparency in the public sector: The case of social benefits in Tanzania

A well functioning system of public service delivery requires the definition and measurement of eligibility for services to be determined in a transparent and non-discretionary manner...

Transparency Social assistance community targeting
SOUTHMOD country report Ecuador - ECUAMOD v1.2

This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. This work was carried out by the ISER in collaboration with the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales and UNU-WIDER...

taxes Benefits microsimulation
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Quantifying the impacts of expanding social protection on efficiency and equity: Evidence from a behavioural microsimulation model for Ghana

A large informal sector is a challenge for developing countries building up social protection systems...

Developing countries Social protection Taxation
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Tax-benefit microsimulation and income redistribution in Ecuador

The aim of this paper is to explore the redistributive effects of taxes and benefits in Ecuador using two different approaches: direct use of reported taxes and benefits in household survey data, and use of simulated taxes and benefits obtained from ...

taxes Benefits microsimulation
Microsimulation models for developing countries: An interview with Jukka Pirttilä

The University of Tampere is participating in an international project in which a microsimulation model is being drafted for the evaluation of the price effects of taxation and the transfer of income in developing countries...

Tax microsimulation Public finance
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National Care System in Uruguay: Who benefits and who pays?

In this paper, we analyse two specific policies that make up the National Care System, a social policy being implemented in Uruguay...

Childcare Elderly care Redistribution
Feasibility of tax-benefit microsimulation in Ghana

The technical paper introduced in this article studies the feasibility of building a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ghana. The main Ghanaian tax and benefit policies are reviewed, followed by a discussion of data requirements. We conclude...

Taxation Social protection microsimulation
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