Facts and figures about UK taxes, benefits and public spending.
Income distribution, poverty and inequality.
Slides, video clips and interactive tools.
Analysing government fiscal forecasts and tax and spending.
Analysis of the fiscal choices an independent Scotland would face.
Case studies that give a flavour of the areas where IFS research has an impact on society.
Reforming the tax system for the 21st century.
A peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing articles by academics and practitioners.
Research in this area at IFS is committed to identifying success and failures in interventions and to promoting best practice in evaluating and conducting interventions. In particular, the Centre will be a focal point for research on the impact of specific interventions in health, nutrition, skill acquisition, education, credit, insurance and labour. It will conduct evaluations of specific interventions in developing countries, provide support to institutions conducting evaluations, engage in advocacy on best practice in terms of evaluations and on the design of interventions itself.
Econometric evaluation of the SEWA Bank in India: applying matching techniques based on the propensity score
This study assesses whether the microfinance institution SEWA Bank, India, is meeting its objective of raising its members' income.
We provide estimates of how the programme has influenced nutrition and health-related indicators for children in the short term, roughly one year after its implementation.
Orazio Attanasio, C. Castro and Alice Mesnard
Colombia's civil conflict over the last 40 years has displaced many families and individuals from their villages of origin.
Education choices in Mexico: using a structural model and a randomised experiment to evaluate Progresa
In this paper we evaluate the effect of a large welfare program in rural Mexico.
Orazio Attanasio and Alice Mesnard
In this report, we assess the short-term impact of the Colombian welfare programme Familias en Acción on consumption and its components.
We estimate the impact on school enrolment of a large welfare programme in Colombia, Familias en Acción.
The evaluation of the Familias en acción programme in Colombia: do conditional subsidies improve education, health and nutrition outcomes?
This lecture focuses on Familias en Accion, a conditional cash transfer programme in Colombia, evaluating its effects and results in relation to education, health and nutrition.
In this Briefing Note, we will focus on the programme Familias en Acción, the conditional cash-transfer programme implemented by the Colombian government from 2001/02.
We study the determinants of child anthropometrics on a sample of poor Colombian children living in small municipalities.
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Started: 01 April 2012
Understanding the characteristics, networks and activities of civil servants of the Government of Nigeria
Started: 15 January 2011
Started: 01 January 2011
Measuring cognitive development in Latin American young children and assessing the socio-economic development gap
Started: 01 September 2010
Started: 01 July 2010
IFS research has contributed to consultation with governments in developing countries on the design of health and welfare programmes.
IFS researchers develop a model of the Mexican tax system that will be used by the Mexican Government analysts.
IFS researchers developed a cost-effective intervention to improve child development in Colombia.
IFS researchers and the World Bank plan to develop capacity and tools in developing countries for the comprehensive analysis of tax reforms
Researchers at IFS have advised OPORTUNIDADES on the design and evaluation of new scholarships, and are carrying out its impact evaluation.
This survey was among the first to use PDAs for data collection in rural Africa.
IFS researchers working in Malawi trained interviewers in the use of PDAs, helping to collect more complete and accurate information about people's lives.