SOUTHMOD country report Ethiopia - ETMOD v3.0

This report documents ETMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ethiopia. The Ethiopian national team currently includes Adnan A. Shahir, Abas Mohammed Ali, and Francesco Figari, who are responsible for the 2022 model update and this report.

The results presented here are derived using ETMOD version 3.0 running on EUROMOD software. The report describes the different tax–benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model picks up these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs. It concludes with a validation of ETMOD results against external data sources. For further information on access to ETMOD, see the model page.

The ETMOD 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.

Previous ETMOD country reports

ETMOD v2.3
ETMOD v1.0