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Executive Course in Poverty and Inequality Modelling

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The GIBS /Economic Modelling Academy (EMA) partnership recognises the importance of economic modelling as advanced analytical and decision-making tools for forward looking entities to ensure well-trained, knowledgeable, and responsible leadership. EMA provides focused, applied and comprehensive training to enable leaders to better understand and use economic models more productively and skilfully.

Use economic models to determine how poverty and inequality impact and are impacted by economic decisions. Enhance your ability to think strategically by seeing the bigger picture conditions within which your company, community and country must globally contend.

This hands-on course provides practical applications of modelling at the nexus of market economies, poverty, and inequality. Advanced state-of-art poverty-inequality models are used to explain the link between household poverty and inequality, and macroeconomics, industrial transformation, taxation, social policy, and other critical economic contexts. 

The models used in this course are demystified and made accessible to enhance your critical and strategic thinking, and evidence-based decision making.  By learning to use these advanced analytical tools you will be able to assess economic performance, see how successful outcomes rely on good policy design, design alternative policies, forecast impact, and generate evidence-based policy and business decisions. 

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Who should attend?

  • Executives and officials in the public sector, private sector, labour and NGO sector responsible for research, planning, policy, strategy design and execution portfolios.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 7 or equivalent plus at least 3 years’ work experience in research /policy /strategy /planning /Monitoring and evaluation.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in economics or related fields requires no work experience.
How you will benefit

  • Gain access to live state of art poverty and inequality models.
  • Learn how to link household poverty and inequality with macroeconomics, industrial transformation, taxation, and social protection.
  • Learn how to use models to test, assess, estimate and forecast the impact of executive decisions on
  • Gain extensive hands-on experience as an integral part of the coursework.
  • Learn how to conduct impact analysis and integrate model projections into medium-term and long-term monitoring and evaluation.
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Admission Process
Step 1

Complete your online application form. Please refer to the top right corner of the webpage to apply.

Step 2

Submit your online application along with your CV detailing your qualifications and work experience. 

Step 3

Application is processed and successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance.

Step 4

Invoice will be issued and payment is to be made.

Please ensure the billing details are correct when completing the application form, as any request to make amendments will delay your application. Ensure you have the VAT number should your company fund the tuition fees.


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