The REEP newsletter is published every second month, on the last day of the month. Our aim is to share newsworthy and interesting content about REEP (currently still the ETCP) and the FCTC Knowledge Hub with our readers. This e-newsletter will give us an opportunity to showcase some of the research and capacity building activities performed by members of REEP. We also hope that this new channel of communication will inspire policy makers and researchers to contact us on matters related to tobacco tax and illicit tobacco trade.
Regular features include a Director's message, updates on published papers, journal articles and stories printed in the popular press, as well as highlights from recent and upcoming events such as workshops, training courses, conferences etc.
#4 November 2019
This newsletter is dedicated to our Masters and PhD students who are graduating on 13 December 2019. The past two months have been very productive, so we are pleased to also share news of the latest REEP publications and events, such as the Knowledge Hub Workshop held in November. We wish our readers all the best for the festive season ahead, and look forward to returning in January 2020.
We report on a number of projects and published papers in issue three, that focus specifically on the illicit cigarette market in South Africa and elsewhere. We share news of the Knowledge Hub providing St Helena with technical assistance in tax modelling and revenue predictions of a potential increase in the excise tax levels of tobacco. We also profile a new article which documents a recently-collected dataset on discarded cigarettes packs in Mongolia.
In this issue we cover some highlights from the Knowledge Hub Workshop hosted in July, and reveal the first Back2Basics policy brief on Tobacco Admin. We also profile the African Cigarette Prices Data Project, and the Mongolia Illicit Cigarette Trade Study. Other notable events that took place recently include REEP Media Training, and the GTAC Public Economics Workshop.
In our first issue, notably launched on World No Tobacco Day, we introduce REEP and share some details about the Knowledge Hub. We also profile Dr Jean Tesche, and highlight the IDRC/CRUK project. We share details on our recent journal articles and publications, and link to a number of op-eds recently published in the South African press.