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Strengthening Macroeconomic and Social Policy Coherence through Integrated Macro-Micro Modelling (2011-2013)

UN-DESA • UNDP Honduras • Central Bank of Honduras

Training workshop Tegucigalpa, Honduras
16 July – 18 July 2013


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DPAD, in close collaboration with UNDP's Office in Honduras and the Government of Honduras, held the second intensive practical training workshop on "Strengthening Macroeconomic and Social Policy Coherence through Integrated Macro-Micro Modelling". The workshop was the latest in a series of activities under the project, starting with an inception workshop in July 2012, working meetings in December 2012, and the first intensive training session in May 2013.

The workshop was attended by a group of government technical officials representing the Central Bank, the National Institute of Statistics, various Secretariats (Finance, Planning, Education, Health, Agriculture, Social Development, and Office of the President) and UNDP representatives.

The goals of the workshop and of the project are to strengthen the analytical capabilities of government staff in order for them to more autonomously: a) evaluate the impact of global external shocks on national development, specifically in terms of meeting the MDGs; b) formulate strategies to mitigate and compensate the adverse effects of the said shocks; and c) be better able to anticipate and prepare for crises events, to avoid setback on the path to human development.

During the workshop DPAD:
  • Validated the model dataset with government officials;
  • Led the participants on new modeling exercises that are of direct relevance to the topics that will be analyzed in policy notes;
  • Introduced the theory of the microsimulation module to compute poverty and income inequality effects;
  • Provided hands-on training with the microsimulation module to determine poverty and income effects that follow simulated macroeconomic policy shocks, including interpretation;
  • Participants presented their proposed policy notes for discussion with the group and feedback from DPAD staff.

An event to present the final policy notes to high level officials in Honduras is expected in the fourth quarter of 2013. Information on the previous events is available in the following pages:

This training workshop is the latest in a series of training events under the project "Strengthening Macroeconomic and Social Policy Coherence through Integrated Macro-Micro Modeling", conducted by DPAD, in close collaboration with UNDP's Office in Honduras and the Government of Honduras. An introduction to the modeling tools and techniques was held in Tegucigalpa on 10-13 July, 2012, and a workshop and working meetings were held on December 2012.

The goals of the project are to strengthen the analytical capabilities of government staff in order for them to more autonomously: a) evaluate the impact of global external shocks on national development, specifically in terms of meeting the MDGs; b) formulate strategies to mitigate and compensate the adverse effects of said shocks; and c) be better able to anticipate and prepare for crises and avoid setbacks on the path to human development.

Read more about the project Strengthening Macroeconomic and Social Policy Coherence through Integrated Macro-Micro Modeling>>

Macro-Micro Modelling
Training workshop Tegucigalpa, Honduras