Luca Tiberti, coordinator of the PEP-PMMA research support program, was invited to present a paper at the 5th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association (IMA) in Luxembourg, on September 2-4, 2015. The purpose of this Congress was to share knowledge and experience in relation to the development and use of microsimulation models. In this context, Luca Tiberti held a discussion based on the following working paper: Impact of increased public education spending on growth and poverty in Uganda: An integrated micro-macro approach.
This project is one example of the several UNICEF’s commissions to PEP; in recent years, UNICEF has increasingly called on the unique and versatile expertise of PEP‐affiliated researchers and world‐leading experts to assist in its advocacy work, by producing reliable and comprehensive bases of evidence on the situation of children and the impact of various policy options/interventions in favor of child welfare in developing countries. In this specific case, the project stemmed from the desire expressed by UNICEF‐Uganda to assess the impact of fiscal policies on the well‐being of Ugandan children. Mr Tiberti and his colleagues' work also involved the development of specific methodologies and tools to be used on a long‐term basis as a source of reliable and renewable data on child welfare at the national level (find out more).
Another PEP collaborator, Dr Luc Savard, professor at Sherbrooke University, was invlited as the Congress' keynote speaker to discuss: "Joint CGE-microsimulation modeling: A review of linking approaches". His talk was based on a working paper, that appeared as chapter 9 in The Handbook of Microsimulation Modelling (Edited by Cathal O'Donoghue, 2014).
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