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GTAP Resource #5864

"Enhancing education and training systems in the Sudan: An Economy-wide Assessment"
by Elnour, Zuhal, Khalid Siddig and Harald Grethe

Enhancing human capital accumulation is crucial for improving life quality and sustaining economic growth, particularly in developing countries. Diversity and quality of education and training play a critical role in upgrading skill levels of labour. In addition, promoting education and vocational training requires increasing the size and efficiency of government expenditure. This paper examines the impacts of different options for expanding government expenditure on education and training systems in the Sudan. It employs a recursive dynamic CGE model to capture the potential effects of these measures on human capital accumulation, household income and economic growth. The results show that the shift of public spending from acknowledged education to vocational training system has a negative effect on the supply of tertiary educated labour and uneducated labour, therefore, wage inequalities could have been substantially increased in long-run. However, the reallocation of government expenditure from other government services to education and training system enhances the economic growth and household income and welfare. Overall, expanding the education and training expenditure decreases the supply of low and high educated labour as results of increasing the school participation of the students in the short run. While in the medium to long run, this measure guides to increase the supply of labour and thus the growth rate of the gross domestic product (GDP).
Keywords: Education and training, government expenditure, economic growth, DCGE, Sudan

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Category: 2019 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Warsaw, Poland
Date: 2019
Version: Zuhal Mohammed, Khalid Siddig and Harald Grethe
Created: Elnour, Z. (4/15/2019)
Updated: Elnour, Z. (4/15/2019)
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- Dynamic modeling
- Education
- Africa (North)

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