Backgrounds and Skeleton of the Model. Introduction: Policy Modelling for Basic Needs in Ecuador. Relevance of General Equilibrium Modelling for Developing Countries. Outline of a Basic Needs Policy Simulation Model. The Construction of the Model. A General Equilibrium Basic Needs Policy Model: Main Part; Updating Structural Characteristics and Basic Needs Satisfaction; The Calibration of the Model to the Base Year. A Selection of Policy Simulations. Analysis of Static Policy Simulations. Analysis of Dynamic Policy Simulations. Summary and Conclusions. Appendices. References. Indexes.