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These goals are: to improve the methodological instruments, policy tools, and database to evaluate how consistent and effective revenue collection and spending practices are with global equity goals; to establish an information system designed to monitor progress in fiscal redistributive efforts to achieve equity goals; to mainstream the use of CEQ Assessments by reaching out to the policy community through partnerships, training programs, and policy forums; and, to disseminate findings through an active communication and advocacy program undertaken in conjunction with key partners in the research, philanthropic and social activist communities. Tax and benefit incidence studies using the CEQ methodology have been completed in a wide array of low and middle income countries in all regions of the world. Results are published in the CEQ Working Paper series available here. The Institute’s studies have been published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Development Economics, Public Finance Review, the Review of Income and Wealth, and World Development. In October 2015, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded $4.9 million dollars to support the Institute achieve its goals.