As part of the project “Strengthening Macroeconomic and Social Policy Coherence through Integrated Macro-Micro Modelling,” the Development Policy and Analysis Division (DPAD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA) is undertaking an activity in Jordan that (a) strengthens capacity in integrated (MAMS-based) CGE and micro-simulation modeling; and (b) applies this approach to policy analysis related to MDGs and human development. In this activity, the main national counterpart of DPAD is the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC). Support is provided by UN-ESCWA. The project draws on MAMS materials developed by the World Bank and on Jordan’s participation in the earlier project Realizing the Millennium Development Goals through Socially Inclusive Macroeconomic Policies, in which DPAD-UN/DESA worked with MoPIC and the World Bank with support from UNDP’s Regional Bureau of Arab States (RBAS). Expected completion is in 2013.
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