The training was organized by PEGNet and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) as part of the Macroeconomic Advice for Poverty Reduction project with support from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Trainer: Manfred Wiebelt, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
The overall objective of the training was to build and strengthen capacities and impart needed skills for the development and evaluation of evidence-based policy reforms in Rwanda. To meet this objective, the training course used a series of hands-on exercises to gradually introduce social accounting matrices (SAMs), descriptive statistics, and multiplier analysis. It complemented more theoretical SAM and multiplier analysis and provided a first step for development practitioners, policy analysts, and University lecturers wishing to understand the strengths and limitations of these economic tools. It was also useful for policy analysts, lecturers and researchers, who attended the following introductory training course on computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling.