Since the launch of GHAMOD in 2017, a series of training events have been carried out under SOUTHMOD - simulating tax and benefit policies for development project to equip policy makers and researchers with the skills needed to analyse tax and benefit policy using GHAMOD. The research generated with the launch of GHAMOD will now be presented to students, researchers, economists, and policy makers from the Ministries of Finance, the Central Bank of Ghana, and the Ghana Revenue Authority. It is hoped that these research findings will inform the policy process as it relates to improved outcomes in the sphere of economic development and reduced poverty and inequality.
Tax-benefit microsimulation models, which combine representative household-level data on incomes and expenditures and detailed coding of tax and benefit legislation, have proven to be an extremely useful tool for researchers and policy makers alike. The models apply user-defined tax and benefit policy rules to micro-data on individuals and households and calculate the effects of these rules on household income. The effects of different policy scenarios on poverty, inequality, and government revenues can be analysed and compared.
ProjectSOUTHMOD - simulating tax and benefit policies for development
Theme: InclusionTaxation Social protection Income distribution
Policy seminarLaunch of GHAMOD - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ghana
This event will introduce policy makers, researchers, and practitioners to GHAMOD, a new tax-benefit microsimulation programme, which has been developed under the UNU-WIDER SOUTHMOD project, in collaboration with ISSER, University of Tampere, and...
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ghana - GHAMOD v1.3
This report documents GHAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ghana. This work was carried out by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and the University of Tampere in collaboration with the project partners...Tax Government revenue GHAMOD
Policy workshopTraining on GHAMOD - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ghana
This event will provide potential users of the GHAMOD model with comprehensive training. As well as providing an overview of the model, the event will include a number of case studies. Attendees will leave with an appreciation of how to navigate and...
AboutGHAMOD – simulating tax and benefit policies for development in Ghana
GHAMOD model is freely accessible for non-commercial research use. You may request access for the model here . GHAMOD, the tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ghana, is a highly versatile yet easy to use tool for policymakers and researchers alike...SOUTHMOD GHAMOD