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Canning-Karra-Wilde (CKW) Model Workshop: Policy Implications for African Development

  • May 2017
  • Event

PopPov supported a workshop on the Canning-Karra-Wilde (CKW) Model at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies on May 11 and 12, 2017. The CKW model is a macroeconomic model that estimates the impact of fertility declines on economic growth, developed by PopPov researchers-David Canning and Mahesh Karra from Harvard University and Joshua Wilde from University of South Florida. The objective of the workshop was to encourage the use of the CKW model in country-level policy planning throughout Africa by instructing African researchers how to use the model, interpret the policy implications of the model results, and communicate them to policymakers. The workshop was facilitated by the authors of the model. The workshop participants included doctoral students and early-career researchers in economics, sociology, and demography from countries across Africa (Burundi, Cote d’Ivore, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe). See the workshop agenda here.

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