Tag: Inequality

Net Zero Central Banking in Africa’s Diverse Economies: Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Options

, and | 29 November 2023
Monetary, Policy Briefs | Tags: Africa, Central Banks, Climate Risks, Financial Stability, Inequality
Africa’s economies are contending with a diverse set of challenges and opportunities in relation to building low-carbon, green economies and the transition to net zero emissions. Central banks can play a pivotal role in enabling the green transition in Africa. ... continue reading

Tax Expenditure Scrutiny Can End Trillion-Dollar Political Game

, and | 19 January 2023
Fiscal, Op-Eds | Tags: Income Tax, Inequality, Tax Expenditures
Too often, government spending is understood only as cash payments to specific individuals or groups. However, targeted exemptions or reductions in taxes owed strain public coffers similarly to direct spending, though often with far less visibility. ... continue reading

Supporting the Just Transition: a Roadmap for Central Banks and Financial Supervisors

and | 22 December 2022
Monetary, Policy Briefs | Tags: Central Banks, Financial Inclusion, Financial Supervision, Inequality, Transition risks
Shifting to a sustainable economy will reshape the outlook for countries and sectors across the world. Managed well, the net zero transition could lead to more and better jobs as well as reduced risks from climate shocks. Managed poorly, however, it could result not ... continue reading

Tax Expenditures—The $1.5 Trillion Elephant in the (Budget) Room

and | 16 September 2021
Fiscal, Blog | Tags: Income Tax, Inequality, Tax Expenditures
The Biden administration FY 2022 Budget proposal includes $2.4 trillion of additional revenue over the next 10 years. Higher tax rates on high-income individuals and corporations account for $990 billion. At the same time, the budget proposes $1.35 trillion of new tax expenditures from exemptions, ... continue reading

Global Tax Expenditures Database – Official Launch

16 June 2021, 15.00-17.30 CET | Online
Conferences, Fiscal | Tags: Inequality, Sustainability, Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
The Council on Economic Policies (CEP) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) have launched the «Global Tax Expenditures Database» (GTED): www.GTED.net with an online conference on 16 June 2021.   The key findings of the GTED Flagship report presented at ... continue reading