Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)

This programme “looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region, through original research conceived and produced in collaboration between United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), National TreasuryInternational Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and many other governmental and research organizations in South Africa and its sub-region. A key aspect of the programme is to encourage networking and discussion amongst people involved in policy processes across the participating organizations and civil society aiming to bridge the gap between research and policy-making”. Click here for further details.

SASPRI is contributing to this programme in a number of ways including:

  • introducing the tax-benefit microsimulation model SAMOD to the South African National Treasury (NT) and the South African Revenue Service (SARS)
  • collaborating with SARS, the NT and UNU-WIDER in researching the impact of recent VAT changes on poverty and inequality
  • Collaborating with SARS in the development of an administrative data based personal income tax model PITMOD which uses the EUROMOD Platform
  • Providing an online training course on SAMOD dor SARS and the NT.
  • Investigating the impact of Covid-19 on poverty and inequality and analysing the measures put in place to ameliorate its effects.