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ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ghana - GHAMOD v2.0
This report documents GHAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ghana. 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...Taxation Government revenue GHAMOD
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Zambia - MicroZAMOD v2.4
This report documents MicroZAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Zambia...Taxation Government revenue MicroZAMOD
Working PaperExploring options for a universal old age pension in Tanzania Mainland
The provision of a universal old age pension is increasingly recognized as an important instrument for strengthening and extending social protection...microsimulation Old age public pensions
Journal ArticleBasic Old‐Age Protection in Latin America: Noncontributory Pensions, Coverage Expansion Strategies, and Aging Patterns across Countries
Part of Journal Special Issue Welfare and distributive effects of social assistance in the Global SouthEquality Old age social pensions
Journal ArticlePoverty dynamics and graduation from conditional cash transfers: A transition model for Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera program
The effects of conditional cash transfers (CCTs) on poverty and well-being have been widely studied. However, there is limited knowledge on how a CCT should respond to the dynamics of poverty...Panel analysis Poverty Measurement (Poverty)
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ghana - GHAMOD v1.3
View the latest GHAMOD country report here . This report documents GHAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ghana...Tax Government revenue GHAMOD
BlogWhat should Mozambique do with the revenue from natural gas projects? (Part I)
At the beginning of this decade, large offshore natural gas fields were discovered in north-east Mozambique. Investment is now flowing into the country, and a boom in the natural gas sector is expected...Extractives Mozambique Revenues
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ethiopia - ETMOD v1.0
This report documents ETMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ethiopia...Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ghana - GHAMOD v1.0
View the latest GHAMOD country report here . This report documents GHAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ghana...Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Ecuador - ECUAMOD v1.0
View the latest ECUAMOD country report here . This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador...Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Zambia - MicroZAMOD v1.0
View the latest MicroZAMOD country report here . This report documents MicroZAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Zambia...Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Mozambique - MOZMOD v1.0
This report documents MOZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Mozambique. This work was carried out by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Mozambique in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
ReportSOUTHMOD country report Tanzania - TAZMOD v1.0
This report documents TAZMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Tanzania. This work was carried out by University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with the project partners in the scope of the SOUTHMOD project...Tax Government revenue Government spending policy
Working PaperGovernment intervention need for social security improvement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A theoretical analysis using the principal–agent model
African populations need better support through social protection mechanisms...Social security Pensions Contracts
Working PaperThe expansion of economic protection for older adults in Latin America: Key design features of non-contributory pensions
Over the past two decades, many Latin American countries have expanded the economic protection of older adults by developing non-contributory pensions or making eligibility rules more flexible...Equality Old age social pensions