Partnership for Economic Policy Modeling and Policy Impact Analysis (MPIA)
The MPIA program uses a few computable general equilibrium models developed by PEP to represent the national economy. It then compares a baseline scenario with one in which a policy intervention or shock has occurred. Data from household surveys is used to build a model that simulates macro effects on various dimensions of welfare at the household level. MPIA compares the micro impacts of various scenarios.
When to Use This Tool
This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:
Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).
Impacts on poverty and welfare of individual households due to the policies.
How to Use This Tool
None provided; Requires GAMS; Computable General Equilibrium (CGE)/economic modeling knowledge recommended
Level of Expertise
Economic data at the macro and household level
Examples of how Modeling and Policy Impact Analysis (MPIA) Model has helped people assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies in countries and regions:
A list of MPIA projects are available here: http://www.pep-net.org/programs/mpia/projects/