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The effects of privatisation on girls’ access to free, quality public education

Governments have a duty to ensure the right to free, public education of good quality for all. However, in many countries, the low quality of public education is driving parents to pay for private


Toolkit to address the interlinkages: Economic Security, Bodily Integrity and Unpaid Care Work for Young Urban Women

In order to simplify the understanding of the inter-linkages between economic security, bodily integrity and unpaid care, the Young Urban Women project has now developed a toolkit which has built on


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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