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Eight reasons why public country by country reporting is good for business in Europe

It’s not just tax transparency campaigners and citizens who want public country by country reporting (CBCR). Businesses and investors are increasingly in favour too. This blog sets out eight reasons why CBCR is increasingly being recognised as a positive good for business, for example that it levels the playing field between SMEs and large multinationals, and that it ensures a stable and fairer business environment for multinational companies.

New Report

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Public Development Banks: towards a better model
Not all Public Development Banks (PDBs) succeed, and even the successful ones carry the risk of major negative impacts on development.  This report proposes institutional and governance reforms which challenge PDBs, and the governments which back them, to get better at supporting development, becoming more accountable and learning from past mistakes. 

 

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Civil society call for transparent and accountable regulation of the European Fund for Sustainable Development
CSOs have raised their voices to ensure that lessons are learnt from other investment initiatives at the multilateral and European level; both the positive examples of careful, evidence-led work and the negative, long-term damaging examples of hastily established funds. Read the full set of CSO recommendations here
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Latest OECD stats highlight need for more and better aid.
New figures show that an apparent net increase in aid has been partly driven by the costs of hosting refugees in donor countries. These figures show how easily aid rules can have perverse effects, and why we must be careful that on-going discussions on reforming aid rules don't create even more room for confusion.
Vacancies
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Eurodad is looking for a Communications Associate to help Eurodad communicate its research, policy proposals and campaign messages effectively. Deadline: 13th May 2017 

Eurodad is also looking for a Networking and Advocacy Officer to take forward the Eurodad network’s crucial work on debt crises. Deadline: 30th April 2017
 
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What’s New

USEFUL RESOURCES
Tax Justice Network have created a checklist that contains 77 issues that policymakers and activists should consider when assessing or proposing a beneficial ownership registry.

This blog by Julie Seghers of Oxfam highlights the risks involved in the OECD's proposed reforms to the rules governing what counts as Official Development Assistance (ODA).

This briefing by Mae Buenaventura of the Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development explores the gender dimensions of the IMF’s key fiscal policy advice on resource mobilisation in developing countries, in particular on VAT. 
 

EVENTS
Only 11 days left to register for the Eurodad International Conference 2017! Titled "Alternative policies for a sustainable world: Better ways of financing global dev-elopment and strengthening global economic regulation and governance", the conference is co-hosted by Latindadd, ActionAid Netherlands, Both ENDS, OIKOS, Oxfam Novib and SOMO.  

Register hereRegistration closes 30 April.  


EURODAD MENTIONS 
Eurodad’s Polly Meeks was quoted by Devex as part of their coverage of new aid figures released by the OECD. 
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