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  • Blog
  • 22nd Dec 2014

Results from BIT tax trial in Guatemala

Quizás recuerde haber leído una publicación en mayo que anunciaba el lanzamiento de nuestros primeros ensayos controlados aleatorios en América Latina, en asociación con el Banco Mundial. Ahora tenemos resultados. El ensayo probó cartas recordatorias rediseñadas para los contribuyentes guatemaltecos que no habían declarado su impuesto sobre la renta a…

Also available in: English

  • Report
  • 19th Oct 2018

5 years of capacity building collaboration with government partners in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Guatemala

A publication series profiling BIT's capacity building work in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Guatemala.

  • Report
  • 4th Nov 2019

Testing the Optimal Frequency of Tax Amnesty Reminders in Guatemala

The aim of this project was to increase the declaration and payment of overdue taxes during a tax amnesty launched in May 2017. BIT and SAT tested the effectiveness of sending eligible taxpayers one, two or three letters with information on tax relief during the tax amnesty. The letters were…

  • Report
  • 4th Nov 2019

Evaluating the Impact of SMS Reminders on Tax Compliance

The aim of this project was to evaluate the impact of SMS reminders on monthly VAT declarations in Guatemala. The trial involved 107,756 taxpayers with recorded mobile phone numbers, including both small companies and individuals.Three versions of SMS were sent to taxpayers either before or after a monthly deadline. We…

  • Report
  • 5th Jun 2020

Evaluating the Impact of a Small Taxpayer Guide on Tax Compliance

In our third trial with Superintendencia de Administración Tributaria (SAT), we evaluated the impact of SAT's ‘Small Taxpayer Guide’ on Small Taxpayer’s declarations over the six months after they registered with the tax authority. By providing taxpayers with the guide when they are registering with SAT, we hoped to leverage a…

  • Report
  • 20th Aug 2020

Addressing Information Barriers to Birth Registration

Our collaboration with Registro Nacional de las Personas (RENAP) explored how behavioural insights could be applied to increase birth registration in Guatemala. Not being registered at birth presents a number of obstacles in later life, such as lack of access to healthcare, education, social programs and land ownership. Inconsistent information…

  • Report
  • 9th Nov 2020

Improving school management in Guatemala with ‘rules of thumb’

BIT completed a project with the Guatemalan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) to improve school management and student attainment in high schools in Guatemala.

  • Blog
  • 5th Feb 2021

Can ‘rules of thumb’ training for principals improve Guatemalan schools?

En 2018, visitamos escuelas secundarias en Guatemala con nuestros excelentes socios en el Ministerio de Educación de Guatemala (MINEDUC). Tratábamos de entender por qué solamente el 32 % de los estudiantes de secundaria aprueban el examen nacional estandarizado de comprensión de lectura y solo el 10 % aprueban el examen…

Also available in: English

  • Blog
  • 5th Feb 2021

Can ‘rules of thumb’ training for principals improve Guatemalan schools?

In 2018, we visited high schools across Guatemala with our excellent partners in the Guatemalan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC). We were trying to understand why only 32% of high-school students pass the national standardised exam in reading comprehension and only 10% pass the exam in Maths. Here's what we found.

Also available in: Español

  • Blog
  • 1st Dec 2021

Engaging men and boys as allies in preventing violence against women and girls

Men and boys are critical allies to creating a safer world for women and girls.

Also available in: Español