SASPRI is involved in three studies analysing the distributional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following two are closely related studies:
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 and the University of Essex – the SOUTHMOD programme. The aims are to “analyse the distributional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking into account associated lock-down measures and their impact on the labour market, and the emergency income support measures where in place, on selected low and middle income countries. The project uses the SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation models. A great strength of these models is that it will be possible to isolate the impact of the crisis, and the role of the rescue packages.”
Analysis of the distributional effects of COVID-19 and state-led remedial measures in South Africa using SAMOD
This project has the same aims as those described above but relates to South Africa specifically and is being undertaken under the auspices of the SA-TIED project. It involves 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 is working with the Indonesian government and UNICEF Indonesia in similar vein using INDOMOD.