UN DESA | DPAD | Development Policy Analysis Division
Capacity Development and Advisory Services
UN-DESA • MOFPED • UNDP Uganda
Second training workshop
11-14 September 2012
DPAD continues implementing capacity development activities in Uganda by organizing the second intensive training workshop in Kampala, Uganda on 11-14 September 2012. During the workshop the national experts received training on the use of an integrated macro-micro modelling framework and on the interpretation of simulation results to inform policy makers.
The workshop is part of the project "Strengthening Macro-Micro Modelling Capacities to Assess Development Support Measures and Strategies", implemented in close collaboration with the Government of Uganda and the UNDP Country Office in Uganda. The activities of the project aim at strengthening the capacity of Ugandan policy makers to assess and maximize the use of support measures and strategies that contribute to human development, and to become better prepared to anticipate and respond to global economic crises and other external adversities that may affect human development.
The participants in the workshop were asked to:
- Observe practical demonstrations that help explain the use of ISIM-MAMS (i.e., adding a dataset and generating alternative scenarios).
- Complete practical exercises by means of which policy simulations are generated in three (interrelated) blocks: exogenous policy and external shocks, support measures and achievement of human development goals.
- Discuss policy issues that will be assessed through simulations with the objective of elaborating a policy note, how these simulations can be performed, and the format that the policy note should follow.
- Revisit the timeline and agree on next steps.
Capacity development activities started in Uganda with the organization of a scoping mission and first inception and training workshop on 17-20 October 2011. These initial activities were followed up by the first intensive training, which was organized on 7-9 March 2012.