The very first version of GHAMOD, a tax-benefit model for Ghana, was presented on 5 September 2016 at the 20th EUROMOD conference held at the University of Essex, UK. The model is being developed by Kwabena Adu-Ababio, Robert Darko Osei and Jukka Pirttilä, with support from Olga Rastrigina from the University of Essex.
The conference celebrated the 20th anniversary of EUROMOD, which is both a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Europe and software for building microsimulation models for other countries. New spin-off models, such as GHAMOD, were seen at the conference as one exciting avenue of future development of microsimulation.
The presented model is part of the SOUTHMOD project, Simulating tax and benefit policies for development. The project brings together researchers and experts from EUROMOD, UNU-WIDER, SASPRI, as well as the universities of Leuven and Tampere.