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.
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Session 1: Income inequality and fiscal policy
Session 2: Gender income inequality and fiscal policy
- Social protection, women’s and girls’ empowerment and gender equality (ODI topic page)
- Social protection response to Covid-19 and beyond: lessons learned for adaptive social protection (ODI working paper series)
- Bringing taxation into social protection analysis and planning (ODI working paper)
- Global Reset: inequality and time for a new social contract (ODI event)
- Cash transfers: what does the evidence say? (ODI report)
Head of Research and Policy, Fondazione Agnelli
Research Associate, ODI
Research Associate, ODI and IFS
Senior Lecturer in Economics, SOAS
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
Economist, African Development Bank
Professor, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol
Division Director, Fiscal Justice, OSF Global Programs
Social Protection and Gender Expert, Women and Social Protection Tanzania
Deputy Director, Head of Research and Policy, UK Women’s Budget Group