skip to Main Content

CRED programme launches training on modelling the macro-economic impacts of adaptation measures

The global programme “Policy Advice for Climate Resilient Economic Development” (CRED) supports adaptation planning at the national level in Vietnam, Kazakhstan and Georgia. Local modellers are trained to use macro-economic modelling to calculate adaptation scenarios. The models were designed by research institutes and fed with data received by local partners. Despite close cooperation with sectoral experts, data collection remains challenging in certain sectors. In these cases, regional and international data is used. Macro-economic modelling allows for estimating the impacts of climate change and various adaptation scenarios on gross domestic product (GDP) and employment. The strategic dissemination of results should serve as a basis for evaluation, decision-making and implementation of national and sectoral adaptation planning. In Vietnam, CRED’s modelling results support the development of the Vietnam Green Growth Strategy (VGGS) by providing evidence-based information on adaptation measures in various sectors. The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) can include the results in its considerations on the allocation of funds for adaptation and mitigation measures.

The modelling in Vietnam is carried out using a Dynamic General Equilibrium Model (DGE-CRED) developed by scientists from the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). The second series of trainings focussing on scenario analysis and adaptation planning will start in mid-October. A total of 10 modellers from the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), which reports directly to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), as well as from other state research institutes, such as MONRE and MARD, will take part in the training. The participants are experienced in both policy making and research and, therefore, carry valuable expertise for the application and further development of the model. In the first step, the trainings introduce the participants to the DGE-CRED model and its core functions. In further sessions, the modellers work on scenario analyses for five selected sectors. An introduction to the modelling software MATLAB and its application to the DGE-CRED model is conducted in preparation for the modelling sessions. The anchorage of the model is additionally supported by training materials and a model manual developed by IWH.

For further Information visit:
» CRED IKI Website

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Registered offices
Bonn and Eschborn, Germany

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40
53113 Bonn, Germany
T +49 228 44 60-0
F +49 228 44 60-17 66

Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1 – 5
65760 Eschborn, Germany
T +49 61 96 79-0
F +49 61 96 79-11 15


Registered at

Local court (Amtsgericht) Bonn, Germany: HRB 18384
Local court (Amtsgericht) Frankfurt am Main, Germany: HRB 12394

VAT no.

DE 113891176

Chairperson of the Supervisory Board

Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Management Board

Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel (Chair)
Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven (Vice-Chair)
Anna Sophie Herken

Unsubscribe | Here you can unsubscribe from this newsletter.

In charge of this newsletter:
Daniel Herrmann,
IKI Interface Vietnam
GIZ Office Vietnam
Project “Support to Vietnam for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement”

Editor: Tran Xuan Quynh

Photo Credits:

The IKI Vietnam Newsletter is administered by the IKI interface in Vietnam hosted by GIZ. It informs regularly about news of climate change and biodiversity projects in Vietnam financed by the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The International Climate Initiative (IKI) is an important part of the German government’s international climate finance commitment. Since 2022 the IKI is implemented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) in close cooperation with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the Federal Foreign Office (AA).

Back To Top