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Removing Barriers to Justice
8 Sep 2017
Access to justice for victims of business-related human rights violations is a widespread and growing problem around the world. Complaints of human rights abuses committed by multi-national...
Tax, privatisation and the right to education: Influencing education financing and tax policy to transform children’s lives.
1 Sep 2017
The current report is the synthesis of the participatory research carried out as part of the Tax, Privatisation and Right to Education multi country project, and is based on the national reports...
Stemming the spills: Guiding Framework for National Tax Spillover Analyses
31 Jul 2017
The last decade has revealed scandal after scandal exposing how multinational companies use one country’s tax system, or a combination of several countries’ tax systems, to avoid paying tax in a...
Missed Opportunity: how could funds lost to tax incentives in Africa be used to fill the education finance gap?
9 Aug 2017
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...
ActionAid briefing on The Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
6 Jun 2017
As part of the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) process which was initiated in 201 3, the OECD was tasked to come up with recommendations on different areas of international tax standards. One...
Real solutions needed for mining in South Africa
Leadership is about falling in love with the people you serve and the people falling in love with you.- Joyce BandaThis Valentine’s day, we would do well to consider these words of the former...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 14:32
Food & land rights
What can 2017 learn from the past: some lessons from Latin America
This is one seriously exciting moment for ActionAid as we celebrate the sign off of a new international strategy: Action for Global Justice! It’s particularly exciting because of the feminist...
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 12:54
The Challenges of Education Reform and Privatisation in Liberia
There are some major challenges in access, quality and equity in the Liberian education system – but is privatisation the right solution? Of the total population, 47% of Liberia have received no...
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 10:23
Making tax work for women’s rights
Let’s talk about tax, baby…Tax, it’s a dull subject, right? Technical, full of figures, decided upon by grey men in grey suits in grey offices, far from the reality of people’s daily lives. If this...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:32
Making Tax Work for Women's Rights
30 Nov 2016
Tax and women’s rights are entwined. How tax is spent and raised matters more for women than men. And there is lots of potential for tax to bring about positive change in women’s lives – at the...