From ActionAid: How and why governments can reduce tax incentives to invest more in girls’ education We are launching these documents at the Global Partnership for Education replenishment meeting in Senegal in February 2018. The Global Partnership for Education has set an important example in requiring developing countries to maintain or increase the share of… Continue reading Making tax work for girls’ education
50 Years of Counter-Power
50 powerful stories of people-led resistance and transformation since 1968 that have shaped our world. http://50years.tni.org/ Great resource.
The World Poverty Clock
http://worldpoverty.io/index.html The clock’s team is aiming to paint a clearer and more timely picture, so that countries can check their progress to escaping extreme poverty by 2030 — one of the targets under the UN's global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world poverty clock is the brainchild of the non-profit arm of World Data Lab… Continue reading The World Poverty Clock
70% of the UK’s working population “chronically broke”
Economic insecurity has become the “new normal” in the UK with at least 70% of the UK’s working population “chronically broke”, according to a study by the thinktank the Royal Society of Arts. Thriving, striving or just about surviving, the RSA/Populus survey of more than 2,000 workers, found that while about 30% of respondents said they lived… Continue reading 70% of the UK’s working population “chronically broke”
Davos is here again, so it’s time for Oxfam’s new report on prosperity and poverty, wealth and work.
As the masters of the universe (or at least planet earth) gather in Davos, here’s a curtain-raiser from Deborah Hardoon, Oxfam’s Deputy Head of Research, introducing its new report. Gotta love a data release. Every year I look forward to the release of the Credit Suisse Global Wealth databook. An immense piece of work, developed over a decade and led… Continue reading Davos is here again, so it’s time for Oxfam’s new report on prosperity and poverty, wealth and work.
Infographic: Reward work, not wealth
Dirty money and the role of offshore tax havens
Many in the global justice movement think that increasing aid to poor countries will be ineffective unless it’s accompanied by measures to tackle the causes of poverty, which include the problems of capital flight and tax evasion. In Capitalism’s Achilles Heel, Raymond Baker probably errs on the conservative side in his estimate that the flows of… Continue reading Dirty money and the role of offshore tax havens