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Realizing the MDGs through Socially Inclusive Macroeconomic Policies in the Arab Region

UN-DESA • UNDP • World Bank

Third Training Workshop
Golden Tulip Farah Casablanca
Casablanca, 2–5 December 2008

Third Training Workshop, CasablancaThe third training workshop was organized on 2-5 December, 2008 in Casablanca, Morocco by UN-DESA/DPAD and UNDP/RBAS, in close collaboration with the World Bank. The workshop was held at the premises of the Golden Tulip Farah Casablanca.

The main objectives of this workshop were to:

  • revisit the main routine for running macro- and MDG-versions of the CGE modelling framework in GAMS and produce simulation results in Excel, using country-specific datasets;
  • discuss simulation results and how these are read from the output
    Excel files;
  • define steps for final fine-tuning of country-specific applications of the CGE modelling framework;
  • provide training on a micro-simulation methodology and how this can be implemented in STATA to analyse the achievement of MDG 1 (eradication of poverty); and
  • define final steps and closing timeline of the project.

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