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Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Analysing Agricultural and Rural Development Policies. Conceptual Aspects and Examples. EASYPol Series 130

This document offers a methodological introduction to Social Accounting Matrices (SAMs) for analysing socio-economic impact of agricultural and rural development policies. Firstly, the concept and the structure of an SAM are presented. Next, the concept of policy "instrument" and "objective" variables are introduced and applied for SAM-based policy impact analysis. The module concludes by discussing the multipliers matrix as an instrument for analysing policy impact and presenting some examples.

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Bellu, L.G.