Publications

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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),...
  6. 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...
  7. 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 In the overwhelming majority of cases, they are outdated and unfair.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...
  8. 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...
  9.  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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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. The money has been lost...
  13. 2014: A YEAR OF BUILDING STRONG PARTNERSHIPS2014 was a year dedicated to building and consolidating partnerships at all levels in order to deepen and broaden our outreach further. We were...
  14. United Nations (UN) climate negotiations must urgently and equitably address climate change, and lead to rapid cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases if our planet is to have any hope of stabilising...
  15. Ten African countries have signed up to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition – the G8 countries’ main strategy for supporting agriculture in Africa that was launched in 2012. As the New...
  16. Over the past 15 years, tens of millions of hectares of land have been acquired by large investors in developing countries. The Land Matrix documented 1,037 transnational land deals covering 37,842,...
  17. Launches 9.00am on 11 May 2015 at MetaHouse, Phnom Penh.[For Khmer summary, click here]In 2008, three sugar companies were awarded nearly 20,000 hectares of Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) in Oddar...
  18. This paper, a part of the "Spotlight on EU Policy Coherence for Development" series, identifies and elaborates key reforms of the international tax system that the EU must push for ahead of...
  19. The new European Commission, led by President Jean-Claude Juncker, has made the fightagainst global warming one of the EU’s key priorities. Two central pillars of European actionon climate change are...
  20. In 2014, after unprecedented destruction and suffering in Gaza, international donors pledged $3.5bn and a change in approach. Six months later, reconstruction and recovery have barely begun, there...