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KIPPRA-WRI Capacity Building Workshop on Cross Economy Analysis

KIPPRA, in collaboration with World Resources Institute (WRI), held a capacity building workshop on cross economy analysis on 20th to 25th February 2023. The workshop, which brought together officers from county governments, ministries, departments and agencies, aimed at bridging capacity gaps identified by a cross economy analysis study undertaken by KIPPRA and WRI. The gaps include data skills gap, data analysis gap and modelling skills gap.

KIPPRA Senior Policy Analyst Joshua Laichena trains the participants at the workshop

The participants were taken through use of statistical softwares such as SSP, STATA and EViews for data analysis to support green transition in the country both at national and county level. Moreover, the participants were introduced to modelling for green transition. The trainers took the participants through KIPPRA Treasury Macro Model (KTMM), Supply Side Model and Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Model. KTMM is a macroeconomic model for the Kenyan economy and a vital tool in planning and policy making process.

Participants keenly follow the proceedings of the workshop

Models are powerful tools if well applied, they establish a relationship between policy targets and relevant economic, environmental and social dimensions; projects the impacts of policy measures in advance; analyses the effects of existing policies and identifies synergies and cross-sectoral impacts among policy choices. Participants further learnt about the social accounting matrix (SAM). SAM represents flows of all economic transactions that take place within an economy.

Participants pose for a group photo at the workshop

Speaking at the workshop KIPPRA Senior Policy Analyst Joshua Laichena stated that the training workshop will enable the participants gain skills that will be very crucial in Kenya’s green transition and climate change adaptation. Mr Laichena further noted that the application of skills gained by participants will support the government’s efforts of combating effects of climate change.   

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