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The CEQ Data Center on Fiscal Redistribution

The Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Institute works to reduce inequality and poverty through comprehensive and rigorous tax and benefit incidence analysis, and active engagement with the policy community. Building on the seven years of achievements of the CEQ project, the Institute was founded in May 2015 with Nora Lustig as its Director. The CEQ Data Center on Fiscal Redistribution consists of an information and monitoring system with key indicators and –when proper permission has been obtained– a harmonized micro-fiscal database to assess the impact of fiscal systems on inequality and poverty.


Data Visualization

The CEQ Data Center Visualization tool provides intuitive access to a knowledge bank describing the impact of fiscal policies on inequality, on poverty, and on the well-being of national populations the world over. The tool empowers users to identify the extent to which fiscal policy is consistent with the goals of
reducing poverty and inequality, improving education and health, and equalizing opportunities.

CEQ Standard Indicators

CEQ Standard Indicators include indicators of government size and the impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty measures, concentration shares and incidence by deciles and income categories, and other key indicators of fiscal redistribution for countries around the world. The Standard Indicators – which are also accessible via the Data Visualization – are all available here in one consolidated spreadsheet-based file.

CEQ Master Workbooks

A country-case-study archive of the complete range of fiscal policy impact indicators generated by a CEQ Assessment and stored in spreadsheet-based workbooks. The Workbooks contain more detailed estimates of each of the Standard Indicators as well as a broader range of Fiscal Equity Impact and distributional indicators and statistical significance testing for select indicators.

Harmonized Microdata

The CEQ Harmonized Microdata archive hosted at the Harvard Dataverse is a collection of CEQ Income Concept data sets with individual- or household-level records of prefiscal and postfiscal incomes and receipt of the transfers (or payment of taxes) allocated as part of the CEQ Assessment framework.