SOUTHMOD country report Bolivia - BOLMOD v2.0

This report documents BOLMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Bolivia. It describes the different tax–benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model takes advantage of these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs. It concludes with a validation of BOLMOD results against external data sources.

This work was carried out independently by Cristina Arancibia and David Macas. The results presented in this report are derived using BOLMOD version 2.0 running on EUROMOD software.  For further information on access to the model, see the BOLMOD page.

The BOLMOD model and its documentation in this country report has been prepared within the UNU-WIDER project ‘SOUTHMOD—simulating tax and benefit policies for development’. For more information, see the SOUTHMOD project page.


SOUTHMOD is a joint project between UNU-WIDER, Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI), and the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Politica Science (LSE) in which tax–benefit microsimulation models for selected developing countries are being built. These models enable researchers and policy analysts to calculate, in a comparable manner, the effects of taxes and benefits on household incomes and work incentives for the population of each country.