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By Jeroen Kwakkenbos The latest figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on donor official development assistance (ODA) have been released. For the most part, the Development Assistance Committee figures do not make ...

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The World Social Forum reviews debt and taxes: who pays, who profits and why?

Francesca Giubilo

11 Apr 2013 13:03:34

By Bodo Ellmers While most of the world’s population was reeling from one of the globe’s multiple crises, social movements and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) gathered at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Tunisia last month in search of alternatives. The country where the Arab Spring started in late 2010 was a great choice to host the WSF in 2013. Inspired by the successful campaign to overthrow the autocratic regime of Ben Ali three years ago, Tunisian civil society is amazingly active, highly motivated and convinced that civil society activism can actually make social change happen. Tunisia: microcosm of a defunct financial regime However, the Tunisian experience also shows that activism on a national level needs to be complemented by international solidarity and cooperation because ...

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A tsunami of truth exposes the need for tax justice

Francesca Giubilo

11 Apr 2013 12:59:03

By Tove Maria Ryding While our ministers have been delivering speeches about the importance of a healthy financial system, transparency and global tax justice, it seems an international group of financial experts, bankers, lawyers and middlemen have been busy racking their brains to solve the riddle: “How do you make trillions of dollars disappear into thin air?” They’ve come up with a lot more than the good old “stuff your money in your mattress”. In fact, when it comes to doing magic tricks with money, the financial industry has proven to be a regular group of Harry Potters. Golden opportunity to fix flawed EU regulation It has long been known that companies and other legal structures that are anonymously owned and controlled are a key mechanism used to launder money and hide ...
By Maria José Romero The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries, “knows very little about potential environmental or social impacts of its ...
By Maria José Romero The European Commission (EC) is pushing ahead with its plan to increasingly ‘blend’ development aid with private finance, despite the fact that the Commission’s commitment to development seems weak and civil society groups ...
Abstract of an article first published in Third World Resurgence No. 268, Dec 2012, pp 21-26.The article builds on Eurodad report Exposing the lost billions, 2011. Third World Network’s magazine Resurgence recently published the edition Siphoning ...

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Hip-hop band takes on tax-dodging multinationals

LONDON 31 January 2013: Public outrage at tax dodging reaches tipping point, as new hip hop video hits out at companies dodging taxes while schools, hospitals and benefits are cut. Owen McEldowney from ‘The Apopalyptics’ who produced the video said: ‘What companies were getting away with, within the law, was becoming a joke, so we wrote a song that says ‘Look, we all know you’re taking the piss, and we’re paying for it.’ ‘Today, on tax return day, we want tax dodgers to return what ...
Eurodad  has produced a new briefing on smart procurement and food security. Procurement is an important share of economic activity in any country. In most developing countries, public procurement is either the main or second area of government expenditure, ...