The Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) in partnership with the University of Essex, University of Tampere and the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) invites you to the outdooring of GHAMOD, a tax-benefit micro simulation model for Ghana.

GHAMOD, is a tax-benefit micro simulation model for Ghana developed in cooperation with the University of Ghana. GHAMOD is based on the Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS) 2013, allowing for representative results on the national and sub-national level. Policies are simulated for 2013 through 2016 (based on updated household level data from 2013). GHAMOD is a highly versatile yet easy to use tool for policy makers and researchers alike.

Ghana, like other developing countries, is now building up its social protection system and the financing of public spending will need to be increasingly based on domestic tax revenues. It’s therefore important to understand the system-wide impact of different policy choices. The tax-benefit microsimulation models are very well suited for this purpose.

Against this backdrop UNU-WIDER, the EUROMOD team at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, and Southern African Social Policy Research Insights (SASPRI) have launched SOUTHMOD, a major research project in which tax-benefit microsimulation models for selected developing countries in Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia) and also elsewhere (Ecuador and Vietnam) are built in addition to those that already exist for South Africa and Namibia.

Date: 17th May 2017

Time: 8.30am

Venue: ISSER Conference hall, University of Ghana, Legon.

For more information about GHAMOD and SOUTHMOD please visit