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. 31: September 2014

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 July issue and previous issues of the newsletter in the newsletter archives.

AGRODEP Working Paper 0007

AGRODEP WP 0007, authored by AGRODEP member Lulit Mitik Beyene under the Innovative Research Grant, examines the implications of high commodity prices on poverty and food security in Ethiopia. All AGRODEP Working Papers can be viewed in the working paper library.

Mozambique 2011 DHS
The 2011 Mozambique Demographic and Health Survey was conducted by the Insituto Nacional de Estatistica and is the third DHS in Mozambique. The survey focused primarily on general health topics including reproductive health, nutrient consumption, malarial prevention, and insurance along with several other health issues.
The Mozambique country profile is available here.
PEP 1-t model

The PEP 1-t model is a recursive dynamic general equilibrium model.The model is designed for the study of an archetype national economy. It will enable researchers to develop a relatively standard model, and apply it easily to their own country, whatever the particular structure of their Social Accounting Matrix (SAM). Like the static model (PEP 1-1), the PEP1-t model distinguishes several categories of factors (labor and capital).


8 Dec, 2014 - 10 Dec, 2014 University of Pretoria - Pretoria, South Africa


The aim of the course is to introduce participants to recent methodological developments in the evaluation of public policies. These developments have shown that it is possible to circumvent most conceptual problems related to the evaluation of public policies under relatively innocuous assumptions. The importance of these developments has been underlined by the award of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2000 to James Heckman and Daniel McFadden, the two main contributors to the field.

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