blog iconThe Taxman Cometh, Maybe: Corporate Tax Evasion and Global Poverty

For every aid dollar developing countries receive, between $1.50 and $3 exits those countries through corporate tax avoidance The scene: the opening session of September’s Clinton Global Initiative, an annual gathering of business and political elites aimed at reducing poverty. The player: Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese billionaire and transparency advocate. The...

Publication IconEqual pensions, equal rights: achieving universal pension coverage for older women and men in developing countries

In most countries, state pensions are financed from pay-roll taxes. However, such pensions have a strong male bias, with more men than women accessing them while also receiving higher benefits....

News IconPoverty-targeting role in growing wealth divide pinpointed in report aimed at Davos leaders

A new report outlining how the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population shrunk last year while billionaire fortunes increased underlines how poverty-targeting contributes to the growing divide....

blog iconWho really benefits from poverty-targeting in social protection: the poor or the rich?

Stephen Kidd Asking whether the poor or the rich are the main beneficiaries of poverty-targeting in social protection probably seems like a strange question to many people.  On the face of it, the answer appears obvious: surely logic dictates that it must be the poor? Furthermore, it is often assumed...