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 working paper uses a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to analyse the impact of microcredit on poverty reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Paul Gertler, Harry Patrinos and Marta Rubio Codina
Article published in the Journal of Development Economics, 99(1):68-79
This presentation was given at the fifth ESRC Research Methods Festival at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, on 3 July 2012.
What Is? sessions are designed to provide an introduction to a range of research methods and related methodological issues.
Orazio Attanasio, Emla Fitzsimons, Camila Fernandez, Sally Grantham-McGregor, Costas Meghir and Marta Rubio Codina
Presentation on Early Childhood Development 25th June 2012
Microfinance institutions across the world are moving from group lending to individual lending. This EBRD Impact Brief presents some such evidence from a recent randomised field experiment in Mongolia.
Browse publications & research
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 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.