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Mistreated

Women and girls in the world’s poorest countries need strong and effective public services such as schools and hospitals. To pay for this, these countries urgently need to collect more tax revenue.

Making Tax Work for Women's Rights

The fulfilment of women's rights is closely linked to how tax is raised and spent. While there is great potential for tax to bring about positive changes in women's lives, the way that tax policies
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An Extractive Affair

Malawi, the poorest country in the world, has lost out on US$43 million in revenue over the last six years, from a single company: the Australian mining company Paladin. This money has been lost
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Stemming the spills

Over the past decade, scandal after scandal has exposed how multinational companies use national tax systems to avoid paying tax in a third country.

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.
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Sweet Nothings

Sweet Nothings examines the tax practices of one of the world’s largest food multinationals, the Associated British Foods (ABF) group, in Zambia, one of the most impoverished countries in which it

Market mechanisms for loss and damage climate finance fail human rights test

ActionAid’s report, Market Solutions to help Climate Victims Fail Human Rights Test, examines the current options for market, state and ‘innovative’ funding mechanisms available to cover the soaring

How to achieve quality education for all and Leave No One Behind

We aim to show how progressive domestic resource mobilisation - collecting enough tax money and spending it right - is a sustainable way to finance free, quality public education for all, leaving no

Taxing for equality

We see time and again that adequate public services, funded by progressive taxation, are central to levelling out inequality. That means, plain and simple, those with more means contributing
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Making tax work for girls’ education

Globally, there are 264 million primary and secondary age children and youth out of school. More girls than boys currently receive no primary education and many pupils in school in developing