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Capacity Development and Advisory Services

Macroeconomic policy, external shocks and social protection


During each workshop, the coordinating team and the country teams met to provide an overview of the objectives and the status of the project, as well as to provide theoretical and practical training on how to compile the information, make estimations, and run the model. These activities included:

1. Overview and status of the project       

2. Presentation of social accountability matrix       

3. Theoretical training on Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modeling

4. Introduction to General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS)               

5. Running the CGE model in GAMS

  • Defining closure rules 
  • Running simulations and obtaining results

6. Practical exercises

7. Working with data

  • Identifying requirements
  • Compiling and estimating variables

8. How to make adjustments to the model and run additional simulations 


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The book "Financing Human Development in Africa, Asia and the Middle East" is forthcoming in the fourthquarter of 2012.

The book's quantitative assessments, conclusions drawn, and policy recommendation are prepared based on the country studies of the project "Realizing the Millennium Development Goals through socially inclusive macroeconomic policies".