In response to the latest Panama Papers leak that exposes how Africa is being deprived billions of dollars in natural resource revenues due to offshore deals, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, said governments are just not doing enough to stop illicit flows, tax evasion and tax avoidance.
Growing up in a low-income farming family along the Mekong river in Kratie, Chin Sokunthor, a 60 year old female farmer, said what disappoints her the most is seeing people destroy the river. Her mission is to protect it.
Africa is losing billions to corruption, poorly negotiated deals and tax dodging. Leaders must listen to their people. They must crack down on tax dodging and maximize progressive revenues to create a more human economy for Africa.
The Asia Resilience Strategy for 2015–2020 provides a broad framework on inclusive humanitarian and development trajectories focused on the poorest of the poor in the areas of: 1) smallholder agriculture; 2) water; 3) urban resilience; and 4) natural resource management.
The Mitr Pohl group is the largest Thai manufacturer and exporter of sugar. They made a huge promotion to local sugar cane farmers with strong figures but in reality many farmers ended up with huge debts, some are now being offered training and support by the Lao Federation of Trade Unions.
This document reviews a sample of evaluations carried out between January 2013 and October 2014. The findings tell us about the nature of Oxfam's programming, helping identify strengths and weaknesses, and lessons, from our programs; the report includes remarks on our evaluation quality.
Burkina Faso is the fourth largest gold producer in Africa just behind South Africa, Ghana and Mali! Between 2009 and 2012 gold mining represented, 26% of GDP and 45% of exports. The revenue derived from gold mining evidently does not benefit the people.
Secure and equitable land rights, particularly for those living in poverty and using and managing ecosystems, are an essential element of a Post-2015 Agenda
Modernization of Myanmar’s agricultural sector is, rightly, a priority. However, mechanization and large-scale agricultural investment is not the only option.
Sweeping measures to improve transparency and governance are urgently needed to end a scandal that has seen Africa lose an average of $1 billion every week for the past 30 years in illicit financial flows.