Think Tanks Project: Accelerating Progress on Tobacco Taxes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Accelerating Progress on Tobacco Taxes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries is funded by the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. It aims to build capacity of economic and fiscal policy focused think tanks to provide evidence-based support for effective tobacco taxes. Over the past several years, Tobacconomics has worked with 31 think tanks in 18 LMICs, to increase their capacity to provide policy support to governments and civil society for tobacco taxation and counter industry arguments against tobacco taxes.
In addition, the project supports strategic engagement with high-level government officials and other stakeholders to raise awareness and strengthen the technical capacity of tobacco tax policy makers. Leveraging the Tobacconomics platform, the project provides an information and resource hub to share knowledge and elevate the profile of tobacco taxation in tobacco control policy.