This ongoing effort has two main components:
The first is capacity building on social accounting matrix (SAM) construction, funded by the CGIAR’s Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM).
SAM is a snapshot in time that shows all the interlinkages of an economy’s national, household, government, and foreign sector accounts. The main dataset used for computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling, a SAM provides a vital dataset in a modeling framework that can inform decision makers of the direct and indirect impacts of intended policies on the economy.
The main project partners for this component is the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).
The second component is capacity building on computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling, that is jointly funded by the CGIAR’s Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) and the Effective Planning and Services Project of the United States Agency for International Development (EPSP-USAID). CGE models are uniquely useful tools in a sense that they link various economic sectors, institutions and markets. As such CGE models allow for simulating distributional effects of alternative policy options and can serve as powerful tools in the decision-making process.
The main project partners for this component is the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform (MoPMAR).