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BLOG March 25, 2024

Unlocking Women’s Economic Empowerment: Revisiting Tax and Property Reform in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

In this blog, we delve into the crucial issue of women's economic empowerment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, through the lens of tax and property reforms. Discover how the region is tackling gender disparities with initiatives like the KP Women Empowerment Policy Framework, the appointment of female patwaris, and the digitization of tax and property services, aiming to enhance female economic participation and property ownership.

BLOG March 14, 2024

Gender and trade policy: how agricultural tariff reform can support rural women in Bangladesh

This blog explores a recent World Bank study on Bangladesh, revealing how agricultural import tariffs negatively impact rural women's employment and earnings. With women predominantly employed in agriculture, higher tariffs on essential inputs like animal feed disproportionately affect their economic activities. The findings emphasize the need for gender-informed tariff reforms to enhance women's employment and income levels.

Blog March 8, 2024

Breaking barriers: Transforming tax and customs administrations for women and men

How do tax and customs administrations impact economic activities led by women in low- and middle-income countries? Our latest blog uncovers the role these entities play in either facilitating or hindering female economic participation.

RESEARCH February 20, 2024

Presumptive Tax on Small and Microenterprises with a Gender Lens in Ethiopia

Using two rounds of survey data and the tax code, this paper analyzes the equity and gender implications of the presumptive tax on small and microenterprises in Ethiopia.

Knowledge Note December 1, 2023

Knowledge Note: Building Gender Equality Objectives in Tax and Customs Administrations

The Integrating Gender Equality into Tax Reform project team of the Global Tax Program recently produced a Knowledge Note on Building Gender Equality Objectives in Tax and Customs Administration”. This Knowledge Note provides a broad overview of issues in building gender equality in tax and customs administration reforms, which is a key step in achieving equitable domestic revenue mobilization. It suggests entry points to support gender equality in tax and customs administrations reforms and improve the gender balance within the workforce.

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.

Gender Equality and Tax Reform