COVID-19 Research

COVID-19 Research

SASPRI has been involved in three studies analysing the distributional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Papers from all three studies are available here

Analysis of the distributional effects of COVID-19 and state-led remedial measures in SOUTHMOD countries

This project is part of our ongoing partnership with UNU-WIDER – the SOUTHMOD programme. The aim was to analyse the distributional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on selected low and middle income countries, taking into account any lock-down measures and their impact on the labour market. The project used the SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation models.

Analysis of the distributional effects of COVID-19 and state-led remedial measures in South Africa using SAMOD

This project had the same aims as those described above but related to South Africa specifically. It was undertaken under the auspices of the SA-TIED project. It involved UNU-WIDER, the South African Revenue Service, the South African National Department of Social Development, the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, and SASPRI. 

Analysis of the distributional effects of COVID-19 and state-led remedial measures in Indonesia using INDOMOD

In addition, SASPRI worked with the Indonesian government and UNICEF Indonesia in a similar vein using INDOMOD.