On 18-19 July 2022, 35 participants from six different time zones and eleven different countries gather for a two-day virtual SOUTHMOD workshop to exchange experiences and knowledge on tax-benefit microsimulation modeling in developing countries.
The annual workshop brings together representatives from eight different national teams in Africa, Latin America and Asia, as well as the senior partners from SASPRI and London School of Economics amongst others to share lessons learnt in the process of building and developing the country models and to discuss the future of the models.
The aim of the workshop is to enhance the South-South collaboration on the use of the models to understand the impacts of different policy choices. This year's workshop concentrates on discussing the SOUTHMOD activities in different countries and on research work related to tax benefit systems in times of crises.
The workshop is part of the UNU-WIDER project SOUTHMOD - simulating tax and benefit policies for development. Tax-benefit microsimulation models provide knowledge for better policy-making and inclusive development. With the models the effects of different policy scenarios on poverty, inequality, and government revenues can be analysed and compared.