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Ugandans say “no” by the millions to tax exemption for MPs
The biggest story in Uganda right now is at once a terrifying demonstration of self-serving politics and also a striking display of solidarity by the people in support of fair and just taxation.An...
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 14:31
Inequality in Africa: Effects of the Ruling Class
A 2016 statement by the joint inequality alliance noted that:The world faces an inequality crisis that is spiraling out of control. Across the world we are seeing the gap between the...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:15
There was always an alternative: Runaway Inequality and Corporate capture of the State
The billionaire class is out of control. Unless we rein them in very soon, we will never be able to end global poverty or meet the Sustainable Development Goals. This is the key finding of a report...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 13:11
The Cracks in our Education System: tax as cement
Education in Ghana was informal before contact with the Europeans, in the informal setting people served as apprentices and understudied their masters. With time, they gained the relevant knowledge...
Daniel Nii Ankrah
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:32
Why we need every drop of tax for our girls to go to school
With at least 600,000 children currently out of school in Malawi, and our education services struggling, it is shocking to think that many wealthy global companies doing business in my country may...
Denis Chalera Kalekeni
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:47
We must defend democracy in Brazil
Brazil is currently experiencing huge political instability with an ongoing impeachment process being taken against the President of the nation. This process is leading to a very serious situation...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:22
shrinking political space
The Panama Papers, inequality and the need for #taxpower
So far the Panama Papers have succeeded in ousting a sitting head of government, began a much needed debate about whether countries like New Zealand should count as tax havens, and have again...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:23
Discussions on Africa's Developmental future must focus on Ending Illicit Financial Flows!
The inaugural Africa Development Week is being jointly hosted by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union (AU) from 31 March to 5th April.The Development Week is an annual...
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 08:38
Reclaiming development: using industrial policies to create more and better jobs
ActionAid’s new report explores how industrialisation can drive the creation of more and better jobs. The report comes at a crucial time, when policy makers around the world are coming to realise...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 13:37
Cracking open the world’s tax treaties: How we did it
The ActionAid tax treaties dataset makes transparent for the first time the taxing rights that some of the world’s poorest countries lose by signing tax treaties.Why did we look into tax treaties?Tax...
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:31