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Gender-Responsive Public Services and Young Urban Women’s Economic Empowerment: A report on research in Ghana and South Africa

In 2016 we worked with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) based at the University of Sussex in the UK to conduct a research in Ghana and South Africa to examine the relationship between young

Tax, privatisation and the right to education

This report brings together participatory research carried out in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Pakistan as part of the Tax, Privatisation and Right to Education multi country project.
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Out of Pocket: how much are parents paying for public education that should be free?

According to international human rights law, primary education should be free of charge, and secondary education should be made progressively free. Yet in many developing countries education is rarely
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Missed Opportunity: how could funds lost to tax incentives in Africa be used to fill the education finance gap?

How much revenue do African governments lose from providing tax incentives, such as giving companies tax holidays and exemptions on paying taxes on import duties and value added tax? And if these
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Action for Global Justice

Action for Global Justice is the next step in our evolution. It roots us more deeply in the places where we work, and connects us more strongly to the people we work with.
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Policy Brief: Incorporation of Women’s Economic Empowerment and Unpaid Care Work into regional polices: Africa

Time to start caring – how ignoring Unpaid Care Work is holding back economic empowerment of Africa’s rural women Agriculture accounts on average for one third of Africa’s GDP and women make up as
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Policy Brief: Incorporation of Women’s Economic Empowerment and Unpaid Care Work into regional polices: South Asia

A case for centring Unpaid Care Work within regional frameworks The promotion of women’s economic empowerment is an issue that is being increasingly focused on by different actors and policies across
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Annual Report 2016

In 2016, ActionAid and those it works alongside – people living with poverty and injustice, their communities, and other organisations and allies – achieved important changes and victories in the
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Promoting community and women’s leadership in building resilience: Lessons from the Ready for Anything project

This is a summary publication of the main lessons learned from ActionAid flagship project Ready for Anything that was implemented from July 2013 to December 2016. The project promoted a holistic