UN DESA | DPAD | Development Policy Analysis Division
Strengthening Macroeconomic and Social Policy Coherence through Integrated Macro-Micro Modelling (2011-2013)
UN-DESA • MHCP – UNDP Nicaragua
First training workshop
20-22 July 2011
The first training workshop was held on 20-22 July, 2011 in Managua, through a collaborative organizational effort by DPAD/UN-DESA, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (MHCP) and the UNDP Country Office in Nicaragua.
During the workshop DPAD:
- gave a brief overview of the objectives and key policy questions to be addressed through the project; explained the institutional arrangements, and agreed on a timeline;
- described the theoretical foundations of the macro-micro modeling framework;
- engaged participants in a practical exercise on how to balance a social accounting matrix;
- presented to and discussed with participants results of recently completed studies on the impact of the global financial crisis on the MDGs in Latin America as well as a previous application of the macro-micro modeling methodology for Nicaragua, which served as an introduction to the application of the methodology and its potential uses for policy scenario analysis;
- coordinated the future collaboration between MHCP, other government agencies and UNDP’s Nicaragua Office for the execution of the project.