Workshop on SPOT Social Protection Simulator: Maldives
04 May 2023, 09:00 - 12:00 Maldives Time | Open to the public
JEN Maldives, Malé by Shangri-La, Malé, Maldives
ESCAP has developed a microsimulation model, the SPOT Simulator, that enables users to examine the impact of different design features of non-contributory schemes on poverty, consumption, inequality and cost. Drawing on Household Income and Expenditure Surveys, the Simulator calculates the impact of providing non-contributory child, disability and old age benefits on development outcomes at the household and population level. Presented in a user-friendly manner, it aims to make data around social protection policy options more accessible for policy makers.
The SPOT Simulator is a tool to support countries in building stronger, more inclusive and comprehensive social protection systems in Asia and the Pacific. The half-day Workshop will introduce the SPOT Simulator and enhance understanding of its functions and relevance to supporting policy making on social protection.