Facts and figures about UK taxes, benefits and public spending.
Income distribution, poverty and inequality.
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.
This paper models the short and medium-run impact of aid on migration, con-sidering alternatively the effect of unconditional and conditional cash transfers to financially constrained households.
Education choices in Mexico: using a structural model and a randomized experiment to evaluate PROGRESA
In this paper we evaluate the effect of a large welfare program in rural Mexico.
In this paper we study the determinants of child anthropometrics on a sample of poor Colombianchildren living in small municipalities.
This report describes the survey that was carried out in 122 communities in rural Colombia bythe consortium formed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Econometria and SEI as the baselinefor the impact evaluation of Familias en Acción, a programme to foster the accumulation ofhuman capital in rural Colombia, run by the Colombian government.
Evaluación del Programa Familias en Acción - Subsidios Condicionados de la Red de Apoyo Social. Informe de la Linea de Base (Ajustado)
This is the first wave evaluation report of Familias en Acción, a conditional cash transfer programme.
Evaluación del Programa Familias en Acción: Subsidios Condicionados de la Red de Apoyo Social. Informe de la Linea de Base (Ajustado)
This is the baseline evaluation report of Familias en Acción, a conditional cash transfer programme.
Orazio Attanasio and Miguel Székely
This paper presents evidence on the relationship between shocks to relative male wages and changes in household consumption in Mexico during the 1990s decade, which is a period characterized by high volatility.
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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
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.
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 and the World Bank plan to develop capacity and tools in developing countries for the comprehensive analysis of tax reforms
IFS researchers developed a cost-effective intervention to improve child development in Colombia.
Researchers at IFS have advised OPORTUNIDADES on the design and evaluation of new scholarships, and are carrying out its impact evaluation.