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.
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.
Despite the rapid expansion and increasing importance of private education in developing countries, very little is known about the impact of studying in private schools on educational attainment and wages. This paper contributes to fi lling this gap by estimating the returns to private high schools in Mexico.
This is a summary of an intervention which we are investigating in an early child development project in Colombia.
Incorrect knowledge of the health production function may lead to inefficient household choices, and thereby to the production of suboptimal levels of health. This paper studies the effects of a randomised intervention in rural Malawi which, over a six-month period, provided mothers of young infants with information on child nutrition without supplying any monetary or in-kind resources.
These slides accompanied a presentation at an event organised by the Colombian government on 26 March 2012 in Bogota.
This presentation was given at the Centre for Study of African Economies Conference in Oxford on 18-20 March 2012 and the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference in Cambridge on 26-28 March 2012.
How children's schooling and work are affected when their father leaves permanently: evidence from Colombia
This paper investigates how the permanent departure of the father from the household affects children's school enrolment and work participation in rural Colombia.
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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.