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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International Seminar on Fiscal Justice, organized by REBRIP

On 25 and 26 June 2015, REBRIP convened a seminar in Sao Paulo on Fiscal Justice. Both INFID (International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development) and SANI (South African Network on Inequality), partner networks from the ECSN BRICSAM programme were in attendance and made presentations. The seminar focused on the issue of tax evasion of transnational […]

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Tax policies in three of world’s largest emerging economies jeopardizing efforts to fight inequality

Press release from Addis Ababa: New research comparing tax policies in Indonesia, South Africa and Brazil has revealed how national tax policies reinforce inequality, and how the broken international tax system is amplifying the problem. A new report ´Cross-country research on tax policy and inequality: A Comparative study of Indonesia, South Africa and Brazil’ produced […]

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Tax Policy and Inequality: Comparative Study of Indonesia, South Africa and Brazil

This new research from the Empowering CSO Networks in an Unequal Multi-polar World programme focusing on three nations (Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa), looks in depth on how an effective tax policies can be used by governments to tackle the ever widening inequality gap. According to evidence gathered, the report  shows that the revenue performance and […]

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Govt Urged to Reform RI’s Taxation to Maximize Development Funding

Originally posted online in the Jakarta Post: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/04/28/govt-urged-reform-ris-taxation-system-maximize-development-funding.html#sthash.yGOYB76k.dpuf The International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID) has said reforming Indonesia’s taxation system must be considered an urgent need as it would allow the government to optimally fund domestic development. INFID program manager Siti Khoirun Nikmah said the government must consider that people’s taxes were the […]

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Health Spending and Inequality in Emerging Economies

New research from the Empowering CSO Networks in an Unequal Multi-polar World programme compares the cases of India, China, Russia and Indonesia in terms of levels and structures of health spending, and the impact on inequality in each of these countries. The report finds that in order to reduce inequality and improve the overall quality […]

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Inequality and Democracy in Indonesia

Originally published in the ¨Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia,¨ by Edward Aspinall The writer of this article explores the wealth inequality gap that has significantly increased in the recent years, since the democratic transition process began in 1998. Social and economic inequality strongly affects the transition process of previous non-democratic states and Indonesia is no […]

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Women & Inequality in Employment: Achieving Indonesian Women Equity in Economics

  By Nikmah, Program Officer Poverty and Inequality INFID Background More recently the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla proposed working hours of women to be reduced about two hours to allow time for women caring for children at home.This statement make an impression that the government does not understand the problems […]

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Tackling Inequality: Reflections from a South African in Indonesia

By Guest Blogger Sibulele Poswayo | South African Network on Inequality   As I end off the year that was, I am reminded of the highlights of 2014 and give thanks. It has been four months since I joined the winning team of the global civil society platform, “Empowering Civil Society Networks in an unequal […]

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Economic Growth at What Cost?

Guest Blogger Nesar Ahmad from People’s Budget Initiative (PBI) India reflects on his recent trip to Indonesia   The economy must grow and fast, so that the size of the pie increases and there is a bigger share for everyone. These were the opening remarks of the then Deputy Finance Minister of Indonesia said this […]

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