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
NEW! CEQ Handbook available online by clicking here The Commitment to Equity Handbook. A Guide to Estimating the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty. (Brookings Institution Press and CEQ Institute) edited by Nora Lustig 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 under a CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 International Public License thanks to the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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The CEQ Institute has been awarded a $4.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study ways to reduce inequality and poverty through taxes and social spending in developing countries. click here
The first day of the year, our profession lost one of its most brilliant thinkers and fine human beings: Sir Anthony Atkinson. For those of us whose research has focused on inequality and social justice, the loss is incommensurable. Read the tribute from his colleagues at ECINEQ (The Society for the Study of Economic Inequality), of which Tony was the first president: http://www.ecineq.org/image/TonyAtkinsonFinalVersion1.pdf
11/18/2015 A Nora Lustig é professora de Economia da Universidade de Tulane, nos Estados Unidos, e comentou os impactos do Bolsa Família na vida dos brasileiros, reduzindo a pobreza ao mesmo tempo em que proporciona mais oportunidades. Click Here to video
9/26/2015 CEQ Training Workshop in Asunción
Tulane doctoral student training Paraguay's ministry of finance staff on the application of the CEQ methodology at a workshop organized by the World Bank in Asuncion in September 2015. Click Here
7/6/2015 FUSADES publication with you (Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social), where CEQ findings were used extensively to support policy proposals. It is available at the Inter-American Development Bank: http://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/6986 and at fusades.com: http://fusades.com.sv/node/6742
6/23/2015 Nora Lustig will serve on the World Bank’s Commission on Global Poverty announced today. The Commission’s mandate is to report on the best ways to measure and monitor poverty and deprivation around the world. Click here
4/16/2015 CEQ data is featured in the World Bank's LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) Equity Lab. Click on Fiscal Policy in the menu bar on the left hand side to see the CEQ data in English and Spanish.
4/16/2015 Check out Charles Kenny's Center for Global Development blog "Let's Mobilize the Right Domestic Resources for Development."
Charles cites Nora Lustig's Commitment to Equity results.
4/15/2015 Check out CEQ Director Nora Lustig's co-authored blog, "The Sustainable Development Goals - Reject Tax Targeting" on the Institute for Development Studies' (IDS) website. Click here
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.