Developing a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Rwanda

Preparatory training 24-26 August, online

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 for Rwanda.

The preparatory work entails significant capacity building activities, including this 3-day training event for RRA staff and other collaborators. The training takes advantage of UGAMOD, a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the course will be delivered as an online event for participants to undertake it remotely via Zoom.

About SOUTHMOD

UNU-WIDER, the University of Essex in the UK, and SASPRI have embarked on a collaboration called SOUTHMOD, to promote tax-benefit microsimulation modelling in developing countries using the EUROMOD tax-benefit microsimulation software.

Tax-benefit microsimulation models provide knowledge for better policy-making and inclusive development. With the models the effects of different policy scenarios on poverty, inequality, and government revenues can be analyzed and compared.

SOUTHMOD project is part of UNU-WIDER's research and capacity building programme on domestic revenue mobilization (DRM), funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (Norad).