Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation, and Accountability
A group of anti-avoidance campaigners - led by Christian Aid - are calling for a major overhaul of the international system for taxing multinationals, claiming the current rules make it too easy for companies to shift their profits to less taxed jurisdictions.
Representatives of entities discuss trade agreements between the BRICs and Africa.
IBP, Inesc and Ibase launch The Open Budget Index 2012, when Brazil reached the 12th place with a total of 100 countries.
Before Brazil’s first OGP action plan even had its one year anniversary, preparations for a new action plan and consultation process were already underway. In fact, conversations around a new action plan and a more robust consultation process started back in April 2012 at the 1st Annual Conference of OGP, hosted by Brazil.
Offshore financial centres have taken a battering recently, but they have shown remarkable resilience, says Matthew Valencia.
The Role of Brazilian Civil Society in the Tax Reform Debate: INESC’s Tax Campaign for Social Justice
This case study examines how Brazil’s Institute for Socioeconomic Studies (INESC) and its partners formed a coalition movement that would eventually block a regressive tax reform bill and bring unprecedented attention to the role of the tax system in fostering social justice.
Switzerland invites countries to discuss greater transparency in their actions and regulation of financial transactions
On 23 January the International Budget Partnership released the Open Budget Survey 2012, the only independent, comparative, and regular measure of budget transparency and accountability around the world.
Na sessão plenária de encerramento da 18 ª Conferência da UNFCCC das Partes (COP 18) ea 8 ª Conferência das Partes na qualidade de reunião das Partes do Protocolo de Quioto (CMP 8), realizada em Doha, em 08 de dezembro de 2012, os países em desenvolvimento manifestaram a insatisfação com o que viu como ambição de baixa resultados.
The topic of agriculture under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will continue to be discussed next year, with no decision adopted at the conference of Parties in Doha, Qatar.
The annual UN climate conference concluded in Doha last Saturday (8 December) with “low ambition” both in emission cuts by developed countries and funding for developing countries.
There is a great desire of most EU members and civil society to move the current pledge from 20% to 30% cuts in emissions but given the Polish opposition to it, there has been a lot of discussion on how this could be achieved.
The Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability, and Transparency (BTAP) is a vibrant movement integrated by a broad range of activists and organizations working on public finance and budget accountability issues from around the world to advance budget transparency, accountability, and participation in order to achieve human rights.
The forum in which practitioners can more systematically exchange experiences of using various methods to more holistically assess State action and inaction from the perspective of the State’s ESCR obligations in different contexts.