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  • September 9, 2019

    Continuing Our Commitment to Partner Capacity Building: Serbia and Indonesia

    The Tobacconomics team’s exciting work continued through July and August in Serbia and Indonesia to continue to help build partner capacity in those regions. Earlier this year, in our March blog series, we shared our approach to capacity building, broken down into a series of steps. The first is determining our ‘why’, … Read more »

  • July 24, 2019

    Capacity Building in Action: Highlights from the Tobacconomics Asia Partners’ Meeting

    In our March blog series on the Tobacconomics approach to capacity building, we explored how we collaborate with think tanks in low- and middle-income countries. In this blog, we will be sharing one of our recent capacity building experiences—a gathering of our think tank partners from South and Southeast Asia. As … Read more »

  • July 9, 2019

    Tobacco Economics Research Run Down at Vietnam Economics Annual Meeting

    Some of the best moments of our work are those where we have the opportunity to meet with our partners face-to-face and see them present their research to a broader audience. A few weeks ago at the 11th Vietnam Economists Annual Meeting (VEAM)—hosted by our partner in Vietnam, DEPOCEN—we were … Read more »

  • July 1, 2019

    New Bill in the Philippines Passed to Increase Tobacco Taxes is a True ‘Win-Win’

    In 2012, the Philippines enacted one of the most significant tobacco tax reforms in history. The Sin Tax Reform Act (STL) reformed the tobacco excise tax system by replacing its four-tier system of taxation with a uniform specific tax on all cigarette brands of 30 PHP per pack by 2017. … Read more »

  • May 31, 2019

    Tobacco Taxes for Lung Health!

    In an effort to raise awareness about the negative consequences of smoking tobacco products, the World Health Organization (WHO), along with many other global partners, celebrates World No Tobacco Day every year on May 31st. This year, the theme is tobacco and lung health. In today’s blog, we’re expanding … Read more »

  • May 7, 2019

    Tobacconomics Research World Tour: Fourth Stop—Bangladesh

    The last stop on our research tour is Dhaka, Bangladesh. On April 7th, one of our think tank partners in Bangladesh, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), hosted a workshop for policy makers, the media, academics and civil society stakeholders about their research on the economics of tobacco taxation … Read more »