Civil Society Responds to Disappointing Results of 3rd UN Conference on Financing for Development

Guest Blog Spot by Nikmah (INFID)   Background The 3rd United Nations (UN) Conference on Financing for Development held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has finished and produced a document called “Addis Ababa Action Agenda” (AAAA). The conference failed to produce a real breakthrough in solving financing problems of development, as it had been predited, especially […]

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Tax body blow in Addis weakens developing nations

Article by Marianne Buenaventura Goldman, Governance Advisor at Oxfam in South Africa Originally posted at http://mg.co.za/article/2015-07-30-tax-body-blow-in-addis-weakens-developing-nations Tax, more than ever before, is viewed as one of the most significant drivers of development finance. But Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations continue to dominate the global tax agenda in driving processes that seek to tighten […]

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Financing for Development outcome rejects a key tax justice measure for ending poverty and inequality

This article was originally posted at:   http://www.globaltaxjustice.org On 15 July 2015, at a summit of world government representatives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Third International Conference on Financing for Development final outcome text was concluded. A key proposal was rejected to set up an inclusive United Nations intergovernmental global tax body, where every country would […]

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As negotiations at the Financing for Development Conference begin, Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima asks: can we reach a point where no one is left behind?

This article was originally posted at: http://news24africa.com/ I like the story I heard recently from Donald Kaberuka of the African Development Bank, who quoted a Senegalese taxi driver exclaiming: “I can’t eat GDP!” Many ordinary people across the world will recognise this sentiment. A growing economy may be celebrated; but not when the spoils of growth are […]

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Tax Justice must underlie Financing of the SDGs

Guest blog post by Pooja Parvati | Research Manager, Oxfam India “Let me tell you how it will be There’s one for you, nineteen for me ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman    Should five per cent appear too small Be thankful I don’t take it all ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman…”   […]

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