Publications

  1. Barclays bank is now reported to be the largest retail bank in Africa and is the largest UK bank operating on the continent. This puts it in a position of responsibility with regard to the way it...
  2. Public spending on agriculture in Africa is critical to promoting economic growth and the reduction of poverty. GDP growth originating in agriculture is much more effective in reducing poverty than...
  3. This report is the fourth in a series of collaborations between ActionAid International, CARE International and WWF International.We have come together as organisations concerned about the lack of...
  4. The purpose of this document is to demonstrate some of the ways the ACRE project teams in each of the six participating countries successfully managed to operationalize the Promoting Rights in...
  5. A policy brief based on a comparative analysis of a research undertaken in six countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, using ActionAid’s Promoting Rights in Schools Framework as part of the Action for...
  6. Six months after the world's worst garment factory disaster, the victims are still awaiting compensation and suffering physical and psychological injuries.  ActionAid surveyed almost two thirds...
  7. At the present time, partnerships between international humanitarian actors and national and local actors do not achieve their full potential to enhance humanitarian performance.  Continuing to...
  8. As we approach the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), discussions about what should follow them offer a historic opportunity to rethink global development. The post-2015...
  9. The 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly will see the launch of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon´s Special Report: A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium...
  10. The overall purpose of this evaluation was to assess the extent to which the Action for Children’s Rights in Education (ACRE) project has started bringing about anticipated changes, to examine which...
  11. In 2014, the Swiss company Addax Bioenergy will begin exporting ethanol from a sugar cane plantation in Sierra Leone to the EU. This will be the first commercial quantities of biofuels to be exported...
  12. Unpaid care work refers to the work done in the home and in communities from preparing food, collecting firewood and water to taking care of children, the ill and the elderly. Women and girls living...
  13. Aid continues to play an important role helping developing countries reduce poverty and inequality, and attaining global and national development goals. Though efforts to increase its quality and...
  14. This report and the attached financial statements bring together the activities and financial position of all of the entities that work under the name ActionAid International.
  15. This report is part of ActionAid’s ambitious project to debate, develop and propose strategies for development in a range of poor countries, from Nepal to Nigeria. These strategies aim to provide...
  16. Recent months have seen a number of high profile exposés of the schemes big-name companies such as Google, Apple and Starbucks use to cut billions off their tax bills. The news has shocked a lot of...
  17. Welcome to our Annual Report for 2012, in which we share the achievements and challenges of the first full year of our new strategy, People’s Action to End Poverty.Through a wide and innovative range...
  18. This year we asked each country in the Federation to share some ‘stories of change’ from 2012, to illustrate their impact during the year. This is a selection, demonstrating work towards all of our...
  19. One of the main reasons developing countries are unlikely to achieve many of the Millennium Development Goals, and escape the persistent poverty that plagues even those poorer countries that achieve...