Is taxing sugar-sweetened beverages a sweet deal?

Blog by Ceren Ozer. Published on on
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSB)[i] are a well-recognized adversary in the fight against sugary_drink_1140x500.pngobesity and the quest for better public health. Interest in discouraging consumption through higher taxes is growing as more jurisdictions impose them and as we learn more from their experiences. Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes are one of three taxes for health highlighted in a recently published report by the Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health.
Many are asking: are taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages are really a sweet deal? Does such a tax enable policy makers to improve health outcomes by reducing unhealthy consumption? And does it help generate additional tax revenue for more spending on human capital?

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Deadline: 04-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) sugarcane

The objective of this assignment is to help the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) identify and better understand any major environmental and social (E&S) risks, challenges and opportunities impacting the sugar sector as a whole and in particular, existing and planned/ greenfield State Owned Enterprises in the sector, and make recommendations at a strategic level on how such E&S risks and challenges can be managed and how any positive effects can be optimized. The findings of the study will provide the GoE and its development partners with relevant high-level information to develop, on a sound basis, a roadmap for reform and privatization of the sugar sector.

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Deadline: 29-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)sugarcane

The objectives of the assignment are as follows:

i. Assessment of the sugar sector and companies (existing and greenfield companies) to serve as a basis to help the Government develop a strategy for the sector (including sector policy and privatization options).
ii. Identify the key value drivers and financial performance of the companies and carry-out an Independent valuation of the companies based on generally accepted valuation methodologies.
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