The Commitment to Equity (CEQ) is a joint project of CIPR and the Department of Economics at Tulane University and the Inter-American Dialogue. Directed by Nora Lustig and Peter Hakim, the 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. Read More
Information taken from this site should be cited as: Lustig, Nora (Director) Commitment to Equity Database (http://www.commitmenttoequity.org) dd/mm/yyyy. We advise making explicit reference to the date when the database was consulted, as statistics are subject to revisions. The specific country chapters and papers should also be cited as indicated.
5/6/2013 ¿Es Argentina un modelo de políticas redistributivas?
4/28/2013 ¿Qué tan comprometidos están los gobiernos de América Latina con la equidad? by Nora Lustig
4/22/2013 Taxes, Social Spending and Income Redistribution in Latin America
4/16/2013 Roundtable discussion on Louisianas Tax Debate
4/2/2013 Listen to the experts present their results (in Spanish) by clicking here..
4/1/2013: CEQ Working Paper 13, An Overview, is now available, here.
3/21/2013: CEQ Featured at Colombia Equity Day Event
3/13/2013: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced the end of federal indirect taxes on all items in the basic needs basket (primarily food), effective immediately.
1/31/2013: Fiscal incidence studies were completed in seven countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Four are in progress: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. Two are in the works: Ecuador and El Salvador.
1/13/2013: Version 3 of Handbook is available, here.