Mistreated: The tax treaties that are depriving the world’s poorest countries of vital revenue

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 corporate tax revenue is a global network of binding tax treaties between countries. This report marks the release of the ActionAid tax treaties dataset* – original research that makes these tax deals made with some of the world’s poorest countries easily comparable and open to public scrutiny.

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* To cite the dataset : Hearson, M. 2016. 'The ActionAid Tax Treaties Dataset'. Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. http://ictd.ac/datasets/action-aid-tax-treaties-datasets