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The CEQ Data Center on Fiscal Redistribution

The CEQ Data Center on Fiscal Redistribution is an information system designed to monitor the impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty. Results from the fiscal incidence studies are presented at different levels of detail. Unless otherwise specified, the results were generated by the CEQ Institute and its collaborators applying the methodological framework described in Nora Lustig, editor (2018, 2022) Commitment to Equity Handbook: Estimating the Impact of Fiscal Policy on Inequality and Poverty. Brookings Institution Press and CEQ Institute, Tulane University.

The information on this website is the property of Tulane Educational Fund and may be used under proper citation. Please cite as follows:

Source: CEQ Data Center on Fiscal Redistribution, CEQ Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, The data source by country can be found under the “Sources” and the “References” tabs of the CEQ Standard Indicators.

For inquiries regarding the CEQ Data Center, please email

CEQ Data Visualization Tools

The data visualization tools draw from the Standard Indicators and includes interactive graphs using data visualization techniques. It also includes Country Profiles and Sustainable Development Goals Indicators 10.4.2 and 1.b.1.

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 multi-sheet spreadsheet file which stores detailed fiscal system information and the calculated fiscal incidence indicators for each assessed country and year.

CEQ Harmonized Microdata

A repository of microdata for prefiscal and postfiscal incomes and all fiscal interventions at the household level for each country; the harmonized microdata is published in the CEQ Dataverse on Harvard Dataverse. This is available through open access for the countries whose microdata was harmonized.

CEQ Metadata

A metadata document with detailed information about the data availability and allocation methods and assumptions used for each fiscal incidence analysis, organized by country, year, and study.

Fiscal Policy and Inequality by Socioeconomic Categories

Download CEQ data by gender, race & ethnicity and urban/rural.