Nora Lustig, founding director of Tulane University’s Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQI), is leading a new project in CEQI titled “Measuring Fiscal Equity in the Post-Covid-19 World.” The project has been awarded almost $1.2 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the challenges for education tin Latin America and the Caribbean following the coronavirus pandemic.
What would a Universal Basic Income system look like in Latin America and the Caribbean, and what unintended consequences might such a system bring?
What factors are shaping extreme poverty rates in the region, and how should governments confront this challenge?
Using comparable fiscal incidence analysis, this paper examines the impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in twenty-five countries for around 2010.
El Impacto Del Sistema Tributario y el Gasto Social en la Distribución del Ingreso y la Pobreza en América Latina
CEQ Working Paper No. 37: El Impacto Del Sistema Tributario y el Gasto Social en la Distribución del Ingreso y la Pobreza en América Latina: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Perú y Uruguay
An Interview in Spanish with Nora Lustig with English Subtitles about the work of CEQ
Which countries are doing the best job of helping lift individuals and families out of poverty?
Guatemala is among the most unequal countries in Latin America. Fiscal policy has done very little to reduce inequality and poverty overall and along ethnic lines.
With regional growth expected to be relatively low this year, will efforts at poverty reduction remain stalled?
This paper, published uses the 2010/11 Income and Expenditure Survey for South Africa to analyze the progressivity of the main tax and social spending programs and quantify their impact on poverty and inequality.
African descendants and indigenous peoples in Latin America face higher poverty rates and are disproportionately represented among the poor. Per capita income of the white population can be sixty percent higher to twice as high as the per capita income of the African descendant and indigenous populations.
Despite economic progress, Latin America has failed to address the plight of poverty. Why has inequality persisted?
How much do the Western Hemisphere’s two largest economies, Brazil and the US, redistribute through social spending and taxes?
How much do the Western Hemisphere’s two largest economies and most populous countries, Brazil and the United States, redistribute through social spending and taxes? Although the United States has an income per capita four times as large as Brazil’s, the countries share similarities that make this comparison interesting.