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Is Tobacco Taxation Regressive? Evidence on Public Health, Domestic Resource Mobilization, and Equity Improvements (English)

Tobacco taxes are recognized as an effective policy tool to reduce tobacco consumption and improve health outcomes; however, policy makers often hesitate to use them because of their possible regressive effects. ... See More +

135906 APR 01, 2019

Fuchs Tarlovsky,Alan; Marquez,Patricio V.; Dutta,Sheila; Gonzalez Icaza,Maria Fernanda Disclosed

On Public Health and Medical Care Systems : Challenges and Options – Collected Blogs and Briefs (English)

The selected blogs were posted over the 2011-2018 period at World Bank Group sites, mostly in the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice (HNP GP) Investing in Health site. ... See More +

Working Paper 132940 DEC 01, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V. Disclosed

World Bank Group Global Tobacco Control Program (English)

The background country briefs were prepared by the WBG Global Tobacco Control Program team, over 2016-2018, to assist World Bank Group country teams in policy dialogue and technical support to government teams at Ministries of Finance and Ministries of Health in the countries of: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Gabon,Guatemala, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uruguay, Uzbekistan. ... See More +

Working Paper 132032 NOV 13, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V. Disclosed

Global Mental Health : Some Perspectives on Challenges and Options for Scaling Up Response (English)

The compilation offers some perspectives on the challenges and options for scaling up a sustained global response to the prevailing mental health inaction. ... See More +

Working Paper 132340 NOV 01, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V. Disclosed

Global Tobacco Control Program : Some Perspectives from Across the World (English)

Tobacco use is a significant hurdle to development gains worldwide. It is the leading cause of preventable death. Smoking-related illness costs billions of dollars each year, imposing a heavy economic toll on countries, both in terms of direct medical care for adults and lost productivity.In spite of these achievements, much more needs to be done to control this health scourge. ... See More +

Working Paper 132341 NOV 01, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V. Disclosed

Reducing Tobacco Use Through Taxation in the Russian Federation : A Modelled Assessment of Two Policy Options (English)

This report presents results of the modelling exercise in terms of excise tax increases for the period 2018–2021, including average excise tax and revenue mobilization options; it also compares the tobacco excise tax already included in the country's current tax code with that necessary to achieve proposed EU minimum rates by 2021 (Minimum EU excise tax rates scenario). ... See More +

Working Paper 130697 OCT 01, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V.; Gonima,Alberto; Kuznetsova,Polina Disclosed

Tobacco Taxation in the Eurasian Economic Union (English)

The report presents the results of macro-simulations of the consequences of different excise policy scenarios for 2018–2021 in two EAEU countries, Russia and Kazakhstan. ... See More +

Working Paper 130695 OCT 01, 2018

Kuznetsova,Polina; Marquez,Patricio V. Disclosed

Cigarette Affordability in the Russian Federation 2002 - 2017 (English)

The goal of this study is to examine cigarette affordability in Russia between 2002 and 2017 in order to provide an understanding of the country's current tobacco excise tax policy, and to identify opportunities and next steps. ... See More +

Working Paper 130694 SEP 01, 2018

Zheng,Rong; Marquez,Patricio V.; Kuznetsova,Polina; Wang Yang,Emily Xiaoxia Disclosed

Reducing Tobacco Use through Taxation in Trinidad and Tobago : Modelling the Long-term Health and Economic Impact (English)

This report uses selected scenarios for increasing excise taxes on tobacco products in Trinidad and Tobago, with the aim of reducing smoking prevalence across the population. ... See More +

Working Paper 131294 AUG 31, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V. Disclosed

The economics of tobacco taxation and employment in Indonesia : policy implications technical brief (English)

Indonesia has one of the highest rates of cigarette consumption in the world. Tobacco use heavily burdens population health, undermines the quest for universal health coverage, and inflicts heavy direct and indirect economic costs. ... See More +

Working Paper 126158 MAY 01, 2018

Araujo,Edson Correia; Harimurti,Pandu; Sahadewo,Gumilang Aryo; Nargis,Nigar; Drope, J.; Marquez,Patricio V.; Al Rikabi,Jaffar; Isenman,Paul; Perucic,Anne-Marie; Gil Sander,Frederico Disclosed

Cigarette affordability in Indonesia : 2002 - 2017 (English)

This study analyzes the recent evolution of cigarette affordability in Indonesia and weighs implications for the country’s tobacco control policy ... See More +

Working Paper 126585 MAY 01, 2018

Zheng,Rong; Marquez,Patricio V.; Ahsan,Abdillah; Wang Yang,Emily Xiaoxia; Hu,Xiao Disclosed

The Cost of Inaction : Can We Afford Not to Invest in Road Safety? (English)

Road crashes are among the most significant public health issues of the century; they account for 97 percent of deaths across all modes of transport. ... See More +

Brief 130018 MAY 01, 2018

Bose,Dipan; Marquez,Patricio V.; Job,Raymond Franklin Soames Disclosed

The economics of tobacco taxation and employment in Indonesia (English)

Indonesia has one of the most complex cigarette excise tax structures in the world. This report aims to contribute to the policy debate over the tobacco excise tax reform and, specifically, any effects it might have on employment in Indonesia.It uses data from the Central Bureau of Statistics to observe the trends in employment and output in the tobacco sector and estimate the potential impact on tobacco employment (gross effect) from raising cigarette taxes in Indonesia. ... See More +

Working Paper 126324 APR 01, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V. Disclosed

Moving the needle : mental health stories from around the world (English)

This note summarizes work on global mental health that has been conducted recently with the support of the World Bank Group (WBG). It provides an overview of the global events, country programs, technical assessments, corporate policies for mental wellness in the workplace, and potential alternative financing platforms for scaling-up the global response to mental health. ... See More +

Brief 125874 APR 01, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V.; Dutta,Sheila; Balafoutis,John; Davey,Brian J.; Malek,Gabby; Shakow,Aaron David Abraham Disclosed

Indonesia daily economic update (English)

This issue of Indonesia daily economic update for March 13, 2018 contains economic highlights, including: Ministry of Social Affairs had almost completed the first stage of the distribution of the government-funded social assistance (PKH) for this year, 98.25 percent out of 9.5 million aid-receiving households; as of February 2018, the government has disbursed an IDR 13.9 trillion of social spending, doubled compared to the same period in 2017 of IDR 5.1 trillion; state revenue realization for Jan-Feb 2018 grew 17.1 percent yoy, doubled in comparison to the same period in 2017, while tax revenue grew 13.48 percent yoy in the same period; Indonesia`s budget deficit reached IDR 48.9 trillion (0.33 percent of the national GDP) as of February 2018, better than the same period of 2017 when it reached IDR 54.7 trillion (0.40 percent of the GDP); and the government raised IDR 23.45 trillion from the issuance of government bonds. ... See More +

Brief 126496 MAR 13, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V.; Moreno-Dodson,Blanca; Yurekli,Ayda Aysun Disclosed

Trinidad and Tobago - Tobacco taxation and impact of policy reforms (English)

This study is a first step in the development of a road map for advancing the action necessary for the harmonization of tobacco taxes in the CARICOM. ... See More +

Working Paper 123666 FEB 01, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V.; LaFoucade,Althea; Theodore,Karl; Gabriel,Samuel; Scott,Ewan; Laptiste,Christine; Metivier,Charmaine; Boodoo,Earl; Beharry,Vyjanti; Conrad,Daren; Gittens Baynes,Kimberly-Ann; Gonima,Alberto Disclosed

Advancing action on the implementation of tobacco tax harmonization in the organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries (English)

This study analyses the tax systems of five OECS countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines). ... See More +

Working Paper 127291 JAN 01, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V.; Foucade,Althea La; Theodore,Karl; Laptiste,Christine; Scott,Ewan; Gabriel,Samuel; Conrad,Daren; Gonima,Alberto; Metivier,Charmaine Disclosed

Reducing Tobacco Use Through Taxation in Trinidad and Tobago : Modelling the Long Term Health and Economic Impact (English)

Tobacco is a major contributor to the rise in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and is often linked to the increase in cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and various forms of cancer. ... See More +

Working Paper 132339 JAN 01, 2018

Marquez,Patricio V. Disclosed

The high toll of traffic injuries : unacceptable and preventable (English)

An estimated 1.25 million people are killed on the world’s roads every year, and between 20 and 50 million people are seriously injured. Every traffic crash is an individual loss. ... See More +

Working Paper 122491 DEC 01, 2017

Marquez,Patricio V.; Dutta,Sheila; Bose,Dipan Disclosed

The economics of clove farming in Indonesia (English)

This report aims to inform the current debate over the taxation of kreteks in Indonesia by examining clove-farming livelihoods. It presents results from a comprehensive, household-level, economically-focused survey of 600 clove farmers across the two largest clove-growing regions, Sulawesi and Central Java. ... See More +

Working Paper 120318 SEP 23, 2017

Marquez,Patricio V.; Drope,Jeffrey; Li,Qing; Harimurti,Pandu; Araujo,Edson Correia; Sahadewo,Gumilang Aryo; Nargis,Nigar; Durazo,Josefine; Witoelar,Firman; Sikoki,Bondan Supraptilah Disclosed

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Is Tobacco Taxation Regressive? Evidence on Public Health, Domestic Resource Mobilization, and Equity Improvements (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135906
On Public Health and Medical Care Systems : Challenges and Options – Collected Blogs and Briefs (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 132940 Working Paper
World Bank Group Global Tobacco Control Program (English)
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NOV 13, 2018 132032 Working Paper
Global Mental Health : Some Perspectives on Challenges and Options for Scaling Up Response (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132340 Working Paper
Global Tobacco Control Program : Some Perspectives from Across the World (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132341 Working Paper
Reducing Tobacco Use Through Taxation in the Russian Federation : A Modelled Assessment of Two Policy Options (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130697 Working Paper
Tobacco Taxation in the Eurasian Economic Union (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130695 Working Paper
Cigarette Affordability in the Russian Federation 2002 - 2017 (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 130694 Working Paper
Reducing Tobacco Use through Taxation in Trinidad and Tobago : Modelling the Long-term Health and Economic Impact (English)
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AUG 31, 2018 131294 Working Paper
The economics of tobacco taxation and employment in Indonesia : policy implications technical brief (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126158 Working Paper
Cigarette affordability in Indonesia : 2002 - 2017 (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126585 Working Paper
The Cost of Inaction : Can We Afford Not to Invest in Road Safety? (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 130018 Brief
The economics of tobacco taxation and employment in Indonesia (English)
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APR 01, 2018 126324 Working Paper
Moving the needle : mental health stories from around the world (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125874 Brief
Indonesia daily economic update (English)
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MAR 13, 2018 126496 Brief
Trinidad and Tobago - Tobacco taxation and impact of policy reforms (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123666 Working Paper
Advancing action on the implementation of tobacco tax harmonization in the organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 127291 Working Paper
Reducing Tobacco Use Through Taxation in Trinidad and Tobago : Modelling the Long Term Health and Economic Impact (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 132339 Working Paper
The high toll of traffic injuries : unacceptable and preventable (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 122491 Working Paper
The economics of clove farming in Indonesia (English)
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SEP 23, 2017 120318 Working Paper