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Western tax avoidance hinders African development
Read about our report, Sweet Nothings, on the human impact of avoiding tax in ZambiaThe litany of major multinational companies accused of tax avoidance has grown, with Associated British Foods –...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 16:55
Stop the ABF group dodging their tax in Zambia
An extaordinary meeting
The problems are so many in this dry and remote area in western Kenya that it could be easy to despair of finding solutions. Over the past few days I have been hearing a few of them:Lack of clean...
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 16:01
access to clean water
unpaid care work
10 Feb 2013
This report examines the tax practices of one of the world’s largest food multinationals, the Associated British Foods (ABF) group, in one of the most impoverished places in which it operates. ABF...
The human cost of a sugar giant avoiding taxes
Taxes pay teachers. Taxes train nurses. Taxes maintain roads, deliver medicine, provide clean water. This is as true in the developing world as it is in the developed world. Tax is the most important...
Hunger amidst plenty
Mazabuka’s local economy may be based on calorie rich sugar, but it has a chronic problem with undernourished children. Zambia as a whole has one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in...
Food & land rights
Strategies for success - Access to Justice for Women
11 Oct 2012
In early 2009, ActionAid and Women for Women International Nigeria embarked on a two-year, multi-country initiative entitled “Access to Justice for Women”. Funded by the UK’s Department for...
Making care visible will support women’s rights
A great deal of time is spent on Unpaid Care Work by women around the world every day, but often this important work remains invisible.In fact, Unpaid Care Work is a term that you might not be...
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 17:28
unpaid care work
Making Care Visible
7 Feb 2013
Care is around us everywhere – from the mother who takes care of her children, to the wife who cooks her family’s meals, the eldest daughter who helps with the housework, and the widow who works in...
"Let’s not forget the urban slum dwellers"
Monrovia is grabbing the headlines this week because we are hosting the High Level Panel that is working on what should come after the Millennium Development Goals – the MDGs. President Sirleaf is...
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 15:32