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The people of Zambia tell Barclays to clean up their act!
As we marched in the hot December sun on the streets of Lusaka to tell Barclays to clean up their act on tax havens, I thought about the bad behaviour of multinational companies operating in...
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 14:43
Time to Clean Up: How Barclays promotes the use of tax havens in Africa
20 Nov 2013
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...
Why Deloitte is wrong to defend investing in Africa via tax havens
We strive not only to do what is legal, but also what is rightThese words are taken straight out of financial services giant Deloitte’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The company...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 15:59
3 things I learned at the G20 summit
Another gathering of world leaders has come and gone and people around the world are left wondering if there’s anything to show for it.While headlines were dominated by the possibility of US-led...
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 13:50
The Netherlands announces measures to tackle tax avoidance - but we need more!
The Netherlands are known worldwide for being a tax haven. But thanks to the international concern and national media attention around tax dodging and the use of tax havens, the Dutch...
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 11:18
What can we expect from the G20 summit?
Almost five years to the day since the collapse of international investment bank Bear Stearns, G20 leaders are holding their annual summit to discuss the state of the world’s economy. This time in St...
Monday, September 2, 2013 - 10:27
Jane pays the price for tax-free deals
While international companies enjoy tax holidays in Kenya, there are no government funds to pay teachers like Jane. Even though she works at a public school that is supposed to pay all teachers and...
The power of tax to end aid dependency in Africa
This week, members of the international aid community are descending on drizzly Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia and home to the African Union. They are here to attend a meeting of the Global...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 09:28
Ending aid dependency through tax: emerging research findings
24 Jul 2013
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...
INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY: Ending aid dependency by increasing tax to be debated at African Union/NEPAD
Monday, July 22, 2013