Policy Recommendations for the Civil BRICS Summit 2016

The representatives of the civil society organisations (CSOs) from Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa (as well as developing nations including Mexico and Indonesia) present some of the key recommendations for the forthcoming BRICS Summit and Civil BRICS forum at Goa and New Delhi, India. This note summarises the concerns raised and expectations from […]

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Towards an autonomous civil society space in BRICS and the G20

Towards an autonomous civil society space in BRICS and the G20: critical reflections from our Post-BRICS & Pre-G20 Dialogue Workshop with SANI members & partner stakeholders Johannesburg | 30 September 2015 Blog by the South African Network Inequality (SANI) ‘Comrades, there is one thing that we must remain cognisant of and that is that the BRICS […]

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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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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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The BRICS Bank: Four principles to make the New Development Bank truly new

This article was originally posted at www.bankonhumanrights.org  This week as the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) met in Ufa, Russia to launch the New Development Bank, over 40 civil society organizations and social movements from around the world sent an open letter, urging the BRICS to break with the failed development models […]

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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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SANI – Promoting Active Citizenry to Fight Inequality in the BRICS

Most of the time we all ask this question: “What can I do about the poverty and inequality I see around me?” This short video by SANI aims at address this question and more. Even though the government has the biggest responsibility in addressing inequality in a nation, the video will help us understand how […]

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The Workshop “Policy Impact of Civil Society in BRICS countries: Best Practices Influencing Policy-Making”

The Workshop held on the 19th May 2015 by the Public Policy Department of the Social Sciences Faculty, National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE) with the support of Oxfam under the EU funded project “Empowering CSO Networks in an Unequal Multi-Polar World,¨ was of special importance for Russia because of the forthcoming […]

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A Glimpse of South Africa’s Multi-Layered Inequality

Blog Post by:Katherine Trebeck,Global Research Policy Adviser, Oxfam Great Britain @ktrebeck In this article, the writer captures the visible layers of economic inequality in South Africa and explains how transformation is necessary to build a system that heals and protects its citizens. She highlights several footholds in the system that can deliver wider change which […]

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