AGRODEP

The African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium is an initiative aimed at positioning African experts to take a leadership role in the study of strategic development questions and the broader agricultural growth and policy debate facing African countries.

AGRODEP Newsletter No. 35: February 2015

The latest issue of the AGRODEP newsletter is now available on the AGRODEP website. It includes news about recent AGRODEP activities and features three AGRODEP members. The newsletter is published monthly. You can read the February issue and previous issues of the newsletter in the newsletter archives.

Member Training Course Survey
Each year AGRODEP proposes a set of training courses to members, who then vote on the course lineup for the year. The 2015 survey is currently in progress. This year, 20 proposals have been presented and topics range from CGE modeling to microeconometrics to value chain analysis. Courses for the year will be announced by early April. The list of 2014 courses can be found by clicking the link below
AGRODEP 2015 Special Membership Call
The special focus for this call is impact evaluation and value chain analysis. Apply here by March 20 if you are interested and fit the following requirements: (1) Must be a citizen of an African country; (2) Must be based in Africa; (3) Must have obtained a Ph.D. within the last 15 years, currently be pursuing a Ph.D. degree, or possess a Master’s degree in combination with technical skills and experience
MIRAGRODEP MODEL
MIRAGRODEP is a dynamic multi-country, multi-sector general equilibrium model. MIRAGRODEP is a new version of the MIRAGE model of the world economy. In this new version, the model's GAMS code has been simplified and presented in a more compact and user-friendly way. These modifications mean that the model can be easily adapted to other topics including regional trade agreements, preferential schemes, or even climate change.
The Gambia 2009 SAM
The Gambia 2009 SAM was created in conjunction with three other SAMS and AGRODEP Data Report No. 03 and published in 2014. The construction of all four SAMS followed a top down approach. The SAMS are available to AGRODEP members only.
 
General information on The Gambia can be found here.
 

FEATURED NEWS AND EVENTS

18 Feb, 2015 - 20 Mar, 2015
AGRODEP is pleased to announce its sixth round of membership extension.  For this particular call, we strongly encourage applications from researchers who are engaged in or are strongly interested in learning more about impact evaluation or value chain analysis. We also strongly encourage women to apply. To be considered for membership, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be a citizen of an African country
  • Must be based in Africa
  • Must have obtained a Ph.D. within the last 15 years, currently be pursuing a Ph.D. degree, or possess a Master’s degree in combination with technical skills and experience.

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