What is CEQ

The Commitment to Equity (CEQ) was designed to analyze the impact of taxation and social spending on inequality and poverty in individual countries, and provide a roadmap for governments, multilateral institutions, and nongovernmental organizations in their efforts to build more equitable societies. Directed by Nora Lustig, the CEQ is a joint project of CIPR and the Department of Economics at Tulane University and the Inter-American Dialogue.Read More

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*New CGD Partnership: Commitment to Equity Assessments of Impact of Fiscal Policy Click here.

2/24/2015 The World Bank's Ethiopia Poverty Assessment 2014 is now available. Chapter 5 summarizes the findings of the CEQ assessment. Click here

2/10/2015 CEQ on the Center for Global Development's Global Prosperity Wonkcast (Episode Title: The Commitment to Equity Assessment (CEQ) - Nora Lustig, May 2014 ) Click Here

04/15/2014 April 2014 CEQ is very pleased to announce its partnership with the Center for Global Development Click here.

05/15/2014 The Redistributive Impact of Taxes and Social Spending in Latin America. Special Issue. Public Finance Review, May 2014, Volume 42, Issue 3, edited by Lustig, Pessino and Scott is out! Click here.

11/8/2013 Gates Foundation awards US$580,000 to Tulane University to apply the CEQ in Ghana and Tanzania.() Click here

6/10/2013 On June 10-12, the CEQ project joined forces with the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management group of the World Bank to launch pilot studies in Armenia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jordan, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Click here.

10/21/2014 Fiscal Policy, Inequality and the Ethnic Divide in Guatemala is now available.
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CEQ has partnered with the World Bank to do a CEQ Assessment in Georgia.

3/31/2014 CEQ has partnered with the Economic Research Forum to do a Commitment to Equity assessment in Egypt.

3/6/2014 Higgins and Pereira on anti-poor effect of Brazil's consumption taxes mentioned in Folha de Sao Paulo Click Here

3/1/2014 How can fiscal policy be beter aligned with scaling up service delivery.
Nora Lustig - Tulane University
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2/6/2014 UNDP presented CEQ-Costa Rica results to Minister of Finance on Feb 6, 2014 Click Here

1/23/2014 Nora Lustig was appointed Vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Development Network (GDN), a public International Organization that builds research capacity in development globally.

1/23/2014 (Spanish) Entrevista a Nora Lustig por el Programa de Género y Diversidad del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo. ¿Consiguen los impuestos y el gasto social recortar la brecha que existe entre los ingresos de los que más ganan y los que menos, tienen de una forma equitativa para todos los grupos raciales y étnicos? Ver entrevista

1/14/2014 Nora Lustig featured in the Latin America Advisor Q & A, “What is the State of Poverty and Inequality in Latin America?” Click Here

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