Publications

  1. In April 2016, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, alerted governments gathered in Geneva that they collectively faced “an alarming funding gap of over $2.2 billion” to...
  2. The European Commission is currently reviewing the sustainability of uses and sources of bioenergy for the period after 2020. The Commission will also propose a new policy on how to include the land...
  3. In 2012, ActionAid and Tax Justice Network Africa published a report containing estimates of how much revenue East African countries were losing by providing tax incentives.1 Tax incentives often...
  4. The population of Africa’s cities is growing rapidly. But as poor people cram into towns and cities characterised by limited, weak and often under-resourced infrastructure, they are increasingly...
  5. Inequalities of all kinds are on the rise. This is happening despite the fact that the moral, political and economic justifications for such inequalities — whether between women and men, between...
  6. One in every three young people in the world is either unemployed or working yet living in poverty. Between 2010 and 2013, developing country economies grew almost twice as fast as the wages workers...
  7. 16 participatory tools for communities to analyse and take action on tax injustice#taxpaysfor our rightsWhen funds are missing for quality public services, it’s communities living in poverty,...
  8. Women and girls in the world’s poorest countries need good schools and hospitals. To pay for this, these countries urgently need more tax revenue. A little-known mechanism by which countries lose...
  9. Following the Israeli military Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014, this reports presents the findings of a study initiated by ActionAid and Alianza por la Solidaridad (Alianza) on violence...
  10. With the current global average temperature now at around 1°C above pre-industrial levels, poor people in developing countries are already suffering devastation from climate change impacts.It is...
  11. 2015 has been marked by important international decision-making moments, including the Financing for Development Conference in Addis, the Sustainable Development Goals Summit in New York and the lead...
  12. The world expects a new global climate agreement to be agreed at COP21 in Paris this year. If this new deal is to help developing countries to cope with and adapt to the impacts of climate change, it...
  13. Youth across the world are frustrated and are speaking up. Through the Arab Spring in 2011 and a series of youth-led protests (e.g. in Brazil in 2013, Bahrain in 2014 or Burkina Faso in May 2015),...
  14. ActionAid believes that the OECD’s proposed reforms to the international tax system (BEPS) fail to tackle tax avoidance by multinationals, exclude developing nations and will fail to deliver for the...
  15. Tax treaties prescribe how countries can tax cross-border activities between the treaty partners. In the overwhelming majority of cases, they are outdated and unfair. In the form that they commonly...
  16. The Next Generation research series intends to bring the opinions and perspectives of young people in Bangladesh to the forefront of policy debates. The 2015 report, commissioned by the British...
  17.  Youth unemployment is one of the biggest social injustices of our time. It affects young people from all walks of life – informal street sellers on the streets of Lagos to recent graduates in...
  18. Key messages of this reportinternational corporate taxation is broken and archaic and it harms all countries, especially developing countries.The Base erosion and profit Shifting (BepS) project will...
  19. This year we kept the spotlight on women’s rights in all our work. This included supporting women and indigenous groups to strengthen their control over land and natural resources by lobbying for...