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Tax matters: is tax the key to development?

08/23/2012 | Lilly Peel

Would a tax on mobile phones boost or hamper development? Are governments spending the tax that they do raise wisely? What can ordinary citizens do to hold their governments to account? Read on to find out.

Reporting tax research in Kenya

01/20/2011 | Panos London

Panos London and Panos Eastern Africa worked with two main partners to convene a workshop for researchers, CSOs and Kenyan media representatives at Lake Naivasha in Kenya on 15–17 November 2009. The first of these partners was CommGAP, a global programme at the World Bank which promotes the use of communication in governance reform programmes….

Feeling the pinch: impacts of the financial crisis on developing countries

11/12/2010 | Panos London

Overview According to recent studies it is the world’s poorest who will be hit hardest by the global recession. There have been many reports on how developed countries have been affected by the current financial crisis, but new research, which has come out in the past few months, has shown how the global downturn is…

US bulldozer tactics at close range

06/11/2010 | Emmanuel Okella

The failed Copenhagen talks meant this latest round of negotiations was characterised by suspicion and mistrust between wealthy and developing nations. But developing nations seem to be showing a united front.

Sudan and Egypt won’t be signing up anytime soon

06/11/2010 | David Akana

Close to 45 of the 53 countries that make up the African Union arrived at the latest round of climate talks in Bonn having signed the much criticised Copenhagen Accord. But not Sudan, Zimbabwe, Niger, Cameroon, Sao Tome & Principe, Equatorial Guinea and Egypt.

Diplomatic tip-toeing gives way to strong words at Bonn

06/11/2010 | Rina Saeed Khan

“It will be tragic, a holocaust… I warn all the world that it will be at the expense of one billion people. We can’t afford to lose the battle.”

The motivations behind African peacekeeping contributions

04/26/2010 | Tania Ghosh

States that are poorer, have lower "state legitimacy" or lower levels of political repression, are likely to contribute higher number of troops to regional peacekeeping operations suggests a new report.

Afghanistan aid groups say NATO threatens their neutrality

04/21/2010 | Aunohita Mojumdar

Humanitarian groups in Afghanistan say NATO's involvement in development aid threatens to undermine the neutrality of aid workers, as well as putting them in danger. 

Refugees in Kenya left in legal limbo

04/19/2010 | Tania Ghosh

A new report has found that the Kenyan government has not clearly defined the rights of refugees in Nairobi, meaning neither the police nor refugees know where they stand within the law.

Commercial interests determine Nestlé’s aid allocation

03/15/2010 | Tania Ghosh

A new report claims that Nestlé's aid to developing countries is determined by commercial investments rather than poverty levels.

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