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Global Tax Program

Event November 17, 2023

The 2023 Dialogue on Tax and SDGs: Advancing Gender Equality Through Tax Policy

On November 17, 2023, Emilia Skrok, Practice Manager, Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth, World Bank presented the recent work of the GTP-supported Gender Equality and Tax Reform project at a session on "Advancing Gender Equality Through Tax Policy." Emilia talked about the tax system and tax policy reforms that have benefitted from the analysis and technical support provided by the project.

Policy Research Working Paper June 15, 2023

How Do Agricultural Import Tariffs Affect Men and Women Smallholders? Evidence from Bangladesh

Using newly available customs data from Bangladesh, along with additional administrative and survey data, this study examines how variation in import tariffs on key agricultural inputs affects men’s and women’s agricultural employment and production—given a high degree of segmentation among men and women in different agricultural activities.

Report June 22, 2023

Gender and Taxpayer Study in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan in Preparation for the One Stop Taxpayer Facilitation Centers (English)

This study supports the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government’s efforts to facilitate women’s voluntary tax compliance by understanding women’s constraints and experiences in tax payment and property registration and the gender gaps in access to and use of digital technologies.

Knowledge Note May 31, 2023

Gender and Property Taxes in São Paulo

This knowledge note provides new evidence on property ownership and taxation patterns across genders in São Paulo (Brazil), the largest city in the Americas, with 12 million inhabitants.

Journal Article August 16, 2022

Gender Norms, Landholdership, and Rural Land Use Fee and Agricultural Income Tax in Ethiopia

This research paper shows that in Ethiopia, female-headed households face a higher tax burden than their male counterparts due to gender norms, lower agricultural productivity, and yield.

Gender Equality and Tax Reform