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Archive for June 2015

A missing target in the SDGs: Tax systems should not reduce the income of the poor

A new blog post on the International Growth Center‘s website outlines why the Sustainable Development Goals needs to take what the net effect of all governments taxing and spending has on the poor. In many cases, the poor are left worse off by tax and transfer programs. “As it stands, the SDGs list of targets would … Continue reading »

Nora Lustig to serve on the World Bank’s Commission on Global Poverty

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. The new Commission, made up of 24 leading international economists, will be chaired by Sir Anthony Atkinson, a leading authority on … Continue reading »