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Tax-benefit microsimulation
Working Paper
Towards greater poverty reduction in Zambia: Simulating potential Cash Plus reforms using MicroZAMOD

A large share of the population in Zambia is living below the national poverty line...

Poverty Zambia Social protection
Presentation
SOUTHMOD work presented at the Mozambique Social Protection Week

The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Action ( MGCAS ) organises a Social Protection theme week in Mozambique 11-15 October 2021. During the week, on 15 October, The Mozambican Ministry of Economy and Finance ( MEF ) with Internation Labour...

15 October 2021
Radisson Blu, Mozambique
Past event
Project workshop
SOUTHMOD modelling mini-retreat

On 14 and 18 October 2021, 15 researchers from different countries gathered together for a SOUTHMOD mini-retreat. The participants discussed different aspects of the SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation software and examined possible changes to the...

14 October 202118 October 2021
Online, Finland
Past event
Policy seminar
Distributional Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zambia
14 October 2021
Sarovar Premiere Hotel, online, Lusaka, Zambia
Past event
Policy seminar
Cash Plus dissemination event
5 October 2021
Hotel Southern Sun Ridgeway, Lusaka, online, Zambia
Past event
News
Press Release: New UN study reveals limited impact of tax and social protection policies in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Africa SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation
Technical Note
Full-year adjustment for modelling COVID-19 policies in SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation models

This technical note presents a modelling approach used in Lastunen et al. (2021) where tax and benefit policies are scaled to reflect their actual duration during a single calendar year...

COVID-19 Tax-benefit microsimulation Poverty
Technical Note
Exploring the quality of income data in two South African household surveys which underpin SAMOD

This note has set out several data processes that have been undertaken using the income data in dataset(s) that underpin SAMOD...

Tax-benefit microsimulation Income distribution South Africa
Workshop
Developing a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Rwanda

As part of the SOUTHMOD project, the national team at the Rwanda Revenue Authority ( RRA ), in collaboration with UNU-WIDER and SASPRI , are organizing a training event to prepare for the development of a dedicated tax-benefit microsimulation model...

24 August 202126 August 2021
Online, Rwanda
Past event
Working Paper
Exploring the quality of income data in two African household surveys for the purpose of tax-benefit microsimulation modelling: Imputing employment income in Tanzania and Zambia

The quality of data on employment income is explored using Tanzanian and Zambian household survey datasets. The extent of missing and implausible income data is assessed and four different methods are applied to impute missing or implausible values...

Income Imputation Microsimulation
Project meeting
Second Cash Plus work in progress meeting

UNU-WIDER's SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation team, in collaboration with the senior partners from Southern African Social Policy Research Insights ( SASPRI ) and Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research ( ZIPAR ), as well as the...

8 June 2021
Online, Lusaka, Zambia
Past event
Workshop
MOZMOD retreat

In collaboration with the national MOZMOD team, International Labour Organization (ILO) Mozambique , Ministry of Economic and Finance of Mozambique ( MEF ) and the Southern Africa for Social Policy Research Insights ( SASPRI ), UNU-WIDER will...

6 June 202111 June 2021
Past event
Project workshop
2021 SOUTHMOD workshop

On 24-25 May 2021, 35 participants from six different time zones and eleven different countries gathered for a two-day virtual SOUTHMOD workshop to exchange experiences and knowledge on tax-benefit microsimulation modeling in developing countries...

24 May 202125 May 2021
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Presentation
SOUTHMOD presented at the IAB seminar series

The Institute for Employment Research ( IAB ) is hosting an online seminar series " Corona - leveler or amplifier of social and economic inequality? ". The weekly seminar series aims to bring together empirically rigorous contributions...

19 May 2021
Online, Nuremberg, Germany
Past event
Presentation
SOUTHMOD presented at the CeMPA General Meeting

CeMPA , Centre for Microsimulation and Policy Analysis, organized its yearly general meeting for experts working in the area of tax-benefit microsimulation on 12 May 2021. The meeting was held virtually. SOUTHMOD microsimulation models and ongoing...

12 May 2021
Online, United Kingdom
Past event
Project meeting
Cash Plus work in progress meeting

UNU-WIDER's SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation team, in collaboration with the senior partners from Southern African Social Policy Research Insights ( SASPRI ) and Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research ( ZIPAR ), as well as the...

26 April 2021
Online, Lusaka, Zambia
Past event
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