CEQ Snapshot No. 2 - November 2016
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The CEQ Institute works to reduce inequality and poverty through comprehensive and rigorous tax and benefit incidence analysis, and active engagement with the policy community. 
CEQ Handbook: Nora Lustig (editor) Commitment to Equity Handbook. A Guide to Estimating the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty. Brookings Institution Press and CEQ Institute. This handbook is a unique manual with a step-by-step guide to applying fiscal incidence analysis as well as country studies to illustrate. The handbook is open access thanks to the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Click here to view the Handbook. 

CEQ signs MOU with OXFAM: Spearheaded by Ludovico Feoli, Director of Policy Area, CEQ signs MOU with Oxfam in August to develop and disseminate CEQ materials through joint future research projects and public dialogues with policy makers, think tanks, and civil society organizations on policy options to tackle inequality in different countries around the world.
Policy Impact
The CEQ in Ethiopia 
"The results from the Ethiopia CEQ Assessment contributed to two key policy changes in 2016: the cash transfer program was expanded to include urban areas and the minimum threshold of taxable personal income was raised." Prof. Woldehanna, Addis Ababa University, member of CEQ's Ethiopia team [Read more]

The CEQ and The World Bank

"The CEQ Institute and the World Bank have jointly produced CEQ Assessments for Armenia, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. In addition, the WB has applied the CEQ methodology in Comoros, Croatia, Greece, Latvia, Mali, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Poland, Senegal, Turkey, Vietnam, and Zambia.The CEQ-based policy simulations have been especially useful in Armenia, Georgia, and Indonesia, which have since undertaken reform efforts and local government staff have been trained in Indonesia, Paraguay, and South Africa." Gabriela Inchauste, Lead Economist, World Bank. [Read more]

CEQ Publications

Higgins, Sean and Nora Lustig. 2016. "Can a poverty-reducing and progressive tax and transfer system hurt the poor? " Journal of Development Economics 122, 63-75, 2016

Higgins, Sean, Nora Lustig, Whitney Ruble, and Timothy M. Smeeding. 2016. "Comparing the Incidence of Taxes and Social Spending in Brazil and the United States.Review of Income and Wealth 62, S22-46. 

Lustig. 2016."Inequality and Fiscal Redistribution in Middle Income Countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and South Africa." Journal of Globalization and Development. DOI: 10.1515/jgd-2016-0015
NEW CEQ Working Papers

CEQ Presents

October 25-26 - La desigualdad: tendencias, causas y alcances de la política redistributiva. CEQ's Director Nora Lustig at Colegio de México, Mexico City. Click here to view presentation.

October 21 - WDR 2006 Anniversary Conference. CEQ's Director Nora Lustig at the WDR 2006 Anniversary Conference at The World Bank, Washington, D.C. Click here to view the presentation and click here to view the working paper.

October 13-14 - Experts' Meeting on Social Protection Assessment Tools and Methodologies. CEQ's Director Nora Lustig at the Experts' Meeting on Social Protection Assessment Tools and Methodologies, OECD, Paris. Click here for photo.

October 10 - Fiscal Redistribution in Low and Middle Income Countries. CEQ's Director Nora Lustig at the Dev Talks series, OECD's Development Centre formed Paris, France. Click here to view the presentation and here for working paper. 

September 30 - El impacto dstributivo de la política fiscal y las reformas de subsidios y transferencias en Argentina. CEQ's Director Nora Lustig and CEQ Argentina author Dario Rossignolo at La Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires. Click here to view presentation and here for photo. 

September 26-30  - CEQ's Associate Director Jon Jellema presents at the European Commission's Social Protection Staff Seminar, Brussels. Click here to view presentations and click here to watch an interview with Jon Jellema on the CEQ's methodology and utility conducted by Capacity4Dev. 

September 5-6 - GIZ/BMZ International Expert Workshop series. CEQ's Associate Director Jon Jellema presents at the GIZ/BMZ International Expert Workshop series, Berlin. Click here to view presentation.

August 19 -  CEQ's Sandra Martinez and the World Bank present preliminary results of CEQ Paraguay at the Ministry of Finance, Asuncion. Click here to view press release.

August 10-11 -  CEQ's Associate Director Jon Jellema presents results of CEQ Uganda at the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development, Kampala. Click here to view presentation and here for working paper. 

July 13-14 - CEQ's Associate Director Estuardo Moran at the OAS' Third Meeting of Ministers of Social Development, Asuncion. Click here to view presentation. 

June 15-16 - CEQ Dominican Republic authors Jaime Aristy-Escuder and Maynor Cabrera present results. Click here to view presentation, here for working paper. Click here to watch an interview with CEQ Associate Director Maynor Cabrera conducted by TECNOPOL's Jaime Aristy-Escuder.

Associate Director Jon Jellema was interviewed by Capacity4Dev. Jon provides an overview of the CEQ's methodology and utility and comments on the upcoming fiscal impact data center.
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