SOUTHMOD country report Zambia - MicroZAMOD v2.4

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This report documents MicroZAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Zambia. The report 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 MicroZAMOD results against external data sources.

MicroZAMOD has been developed in cooperation with the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR), and Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI). The results presented in this report are derived using MicroZAMOD version 2.4 running on EUROMOD software. For further information on access to MicroZAMOD see the model page.


The MicroZAMOD model and its documentation in this country report has been prepared within the UNU-WIDER project ‘SOUTHMOD – simulating tax and benefit policies for development’.

SOUTHMOD is a joint project between UNU-WIDER, the European Union Tax–Benefit Microsimulation Model (EUROMOD) team at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, and Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI) 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 develop incentives for the population of each country.