RWAMOD training

Tax-benefit microsimulation model for Rwanda

As part of the SOUTHMOD project, the national team at the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), in collaboration with UNU-WIDER and SASPRI, are organizing an in-person training workshop for technical staff of the Rwandan government institutions on RWAMOD, a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Rwanda.

RWAMOD is a stand-alone model which has been built in collaboration. RWAMOD will soon be freely available for non-commercial research and analytical work.

The purpose of this event is to introduce participants to the first version of RWAMOD, with a view to promoting its use within government for evidence-based policy making. In addition to providing an overview of the model, the event will include several hands-on exercises. Attendees will finish with an appreciation of how to navigate and interpret the RWAMOD user interface; how to run the model; how to build and implement a basic policy reform; and how to interpret model outputs using Statistics Presenter.


UNU-WIDER and SASPRI have embarked on a collaboration called SOUTHMOD, to promote tax-benefit microsimulation modelling in developing countries using the EUROMOD tax-benefit microsimulation software.

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 analyzed and compared.

SOUTHMOD project is part of UNU-WIDER's research and capacity building programme on domestic revenue mobilization (DRM), funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (Norad).