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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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21 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
BlogAn African in Africa: New perspectives on travelling for research
Working for an international organisation presents a host of challenges, given the vast nature of tasks that one must surmount in a fast paced and changing environment...Zambia Ghana Africa
Results meetingMicrosimulation of agricultural policies in Zambia
Working PaperTowards 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
Policy seminarDistributional Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zambia
Project workshopWork-in-progress meeting on tax research collaboration in Zambia
As part of the Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data project, a work-in progress meeting was held online between UNU-WIDER, Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research ( ZIPAR ) and...
NewsUnderstanding taxpayer behaviour better – New data research collaboration in Zambia Taxation Tax administration data Zambia
Policy seminarCash Plus dissemination event
NewsPress 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 NoteExploring 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
Working PaperExploring 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 meetingCash Plus final meeting
Project meetingSecond 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...
Journal ArticleConstraints to biofuel feedstock production expansion in Zambia
Part of Journal Special Issue Bioenergy in Southern AfricaBiofuel Social constraints Biophysical constraints
Journal ArticleImpact of soil conservation adoption on intra‐household allocations in Zambia
Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s WelfareAgricultural technology Gender roles Zambia
Journal ArticleAnalysis of the animal feed to poultry value chain in Zambia
Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth OpportunitiesRegional value chains Southern Africa Poultry