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Income inequality, gender and the role of tax and transfers

Time (GMT +01) 09:45 13:00
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This event presents the findings of ODI’s recent work on the role of tax and transfers in addressing income inequality across countries with different income levels.

Our reports review the evidence for the impact of fiscal policies on income inequality, including income inequality between men and women (forthcoming); the principles and considerations in designing and strengthening tax and transfer systems to address income inequality; and how this may vary across countries. They also examine current practices and consider whether they may or may not address income inequality and poverty reduction goals in a cost-effective way. New results on the impact of personal income tax on income inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa will be also presented.

This event appeals to policymakers from countries of varying levels of development, multi-disciplinary researchers, and stakeholders shaping the debate and policies in this area. It aims to contribute to the debate on the design of equitable tax systems (building on the Addis Tax Initiative agenda) and explore ways in which countries can expand social protection coverage in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Finally, it builds on previous ODI events on inequality and social protection, including the roundtable held in February 2023 on the use of distributional analysis in fiscal policy-making. It aims to provide a unique opportunity to bring together both tax and spending perspectives, focusing on the use of a range of fiscal policy instruments to address inequalities.

Download the full agenda and speaker bios here.

Important information for attendees

The event will take place at ODI, 203 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NJ and online from 09:30-13:00 GMT +01.


Start time End time Description
09:45 09:55


09:55 11:10

Session 1: Income inequality and fiscal policy

11:10 11:30

Coffee/Tea Break

11:30 12:45

Session 2: Gender income inequality and fiscal policy

12:45 13:00

Closing remarks

13:00 14:00



  • francesca_bastagli_compressed2.png

    Francesca Bastagli

    Head of Research and Policy, Fondazione Agnelli

  • Kyle McNabb

    Kyle McNabb

    Research Associate, ODI

  • Laura Abramovsky

    Laura Abramovsky

    Research Associate, ODI and IFS

  • Miguel Niño-Zarazúa

    Miguel Niño-Zarazúa

    Senior Lecturer in Economics, SOAS

  • Jukka Pirttilä

    Jukka Pirttilä

    Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER

  • Andara Kamara

    Andara Kamara

    Economist, African Development Bank

  • Susan_Harkness

    Susan Harkness

    Professor, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol

  • Alvin Mosioma

    Alvin Mosioma

    Division Director, Fiscal Justice, OSF Global Programs

  • Flora Myamba

    Flora Myamba

    Social Protection and Gender Expert, Women and Social Protection Tanzania

  • Sara Reis

    Sara Reis

    Deputy Director, Head of Research and Policy, UK Women’s Budget Group