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Applications open: Postdoctoral Fellowships in REEP
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 - 12:00

REEP would like to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research on economics of tobacco control, and alcohol and sugar policy. We are looking for a dedicated researcher with skills in economics and econometrics, and an interest in tax administration and pulblic health. An ability to publish (i.e. strong writing skills) is a must.

Invitation: ATELIER #6 – Août 2021
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 14:00

Le Centre de connaissances de la CCLAT de l’OMS sur la taxation du tabac et le commerce illicite a le plaisir de présenter un atelier virtuel sur l’économie de la lutte antitabac.

Upcoming webinar launch: “Lost Funds: Regional study on the tobacco tax revenue gap in selected ASEAN countries”
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 - 16:00

As part of efforts to raise awareness of the WHO FCTC Article 6 implementation, REEP and the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) will be hosting a webinar on 23 July 2021 (at 9:30-11:00 AM Bangkok, Thailand GMT+7) on: “Lost Funds: Regional study on the tobacco tax revenue gap in selected ASEAN countries”.

Applications open: WORKSHOP #6 – August 2021
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 - 14:00

The WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on tobacco taxation and illicit trade is delighted to present an virtual workshop on the economics of tobacco control, via virtual events spread over 2 weeks; from Monday 16th – Thursday 26th August 2021. Apply now!

WHO launches updated edition of a technical manual on tobacco tax policy and administration
Wed, 26 May 2021 - 12:45

The World Health Organization recently launched the WHO technical manual on tobacco tax policy and administration at an online event in April. Members of REEP were involved in the development of the manual.

REEP to lead study on the implementation of a Minimum Unit Price on alcohol in the Western Cape
Tue, 25 May 2021 - 12:45

In October 2020 the Premier of the Western Cape announced that the provincial government wants to implement a minimum unit price (MUP) on alcohol. Recently, a consortium of researchers, led by REEP, won a tender to perform an implementation study for this work.

The South Africa Tobacco Control Data Initiative website launches on World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2021
Sun, 23 May 2021 - 12:00

In October 2020 the Premier of the Western Cape announced that the provincial government wants to implement a minimum unit price (MUP) on alcohol. Recently, a consortium of researchers, led by REEP, won a tender to perform an implementation study for this work.

REEP in the SA media: Feb & Mar 2021
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 12:45

REEP gained substantial media attention in February and March 2021, with multiple interviews and extensive press coverage of REEP's research.

Standing Committee on Finance report published
Wed, 10 Mar 2021 - 11:00

The Standing Committee on Finance published a report yesterday, summarising the findings of the 2021 Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals. This is of particular interest as it relates to a submission made by REEP to the Standing and Select Committees of Finance, addressing the tobacco excise tax increases laid out in the February 2021 National Budget speech.

Letter to the Select and Standing Portfolio Committees on Finance
Tue, 09 Mar 2021 - 14:00

Corné van Walbeek and Sam Filby recently made a submission to the Select and Standing Portfolio Committees on Finance about their thoughts on the Budget.

New E-Library on tobacco taxation and illicit trade will support researchers and policy makers
Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - 10:30

The WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and Illicit Trade, hosted by REEP, recently launched an e-library on tobacco taxation and illicit trade in tobacco products.

Special Update: Tobacconomics Cigarette Tax Scorecard
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 - 22:30

Introducing... the first edition of the international Tobacconomics Cigarette Tax Scorecard assessing cigarette tax policies in over 170 countries.

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