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Mistreated: The tax treaties that are depriving the world’s poorest countries of vital revenue
23 Feb 2016
Women and girls in the world’s poorest countries need good schools and hospitals. To pay for this, these countries urgently need more tax revenue. A little-known mechanism by which countries lose...
Power, Poverty, Gender and Injustice: The local impact of inequality
Much of the recent debate on inequality has focused on the big picture of how a few individuals (62, in Oxfam’s January paper) have the same wealth as half the world’s population. As usefully...
Aftab Alam Khan
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 15:07
Food & land rights
New policies needed to turn around global inequality
The high level of economic inequality seen in the world today is surpassing that of nearly 100 years ago, when European colonial rule, regressive tax policies and unregulated financial activities...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 15:25
Inequality: A Wake-up call for European leaders?
The World Economic Forum gathering of the economic elite is opening in Davos this week, with the theme of the fourth industrial revolution. Davos shows Europe at its most glamorous, but for many...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 12:50
Rights-Based Responses to Non-State Education Provision: A tentative typology and some critical reflections
The role of the private sector in education has become a very hot issue internationally and it has tended to lead to generalised and polarised statements rather than nuanced debates. Attempts...
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 13:12
Partner delivered popular election coverage
Article by Upendranadh Choragudi, Project Manager - Promoting Just & Democratic Governance, ActionAid Myanmar The elections of 2015 in Myanmar heralded a significant beginning of democratic...
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:01
Inequality: What’s tax got to do with it?
Tax pays for public servicesThe people from the village are drawing a map of their area. They’ve marked all the health, education and water services they use, and marked which are government provided...
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10:58
Controlling capital: ending inequality means routing the march to unrestrained movement of finance
There is a date that marks the rise of global inequality. The rich have always held their grip on the levers of power, but the transformation of our economies, institutions and societies to align...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 11:46
WTO Rules should not stop developing countries working to achieve food sovereignty through agroecology
The Doha Development Round of global trade negotiations was launched at the 4th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Doha, Qatar in November 2001. The central pillars of...
Aftab Alam Khan
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 11:50
Food & land rights
Southern youth voices at the frontline of climate change
December 2015 is a critical moment for the world! Will we be able to save ourselves from the point of no return or will we continue as we are - people losing their livelihoods, homes and lives to...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:24