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New global tax dataset offers unprecedented opportunity for international comparability in government revenue, especially in developing countries08 Sep 2014
Weak internationally comparable data on government revenues has long held back advances in both research and government policy - especially in developing countries. Now, a new global dataset on government revenues, developed by the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) based at the Institute of Development Studies (UK), will allow for more reliable, and comparable cross-country tax research.
Failure of governments and development agencies to work more effectively with business could leave millions living in poverty11 Mar 2014
Business leaders, international charities and development agencies will be urged tomorrow at the launch of a new Business and Development research centre to explore new ways to work together to fight global poverty.
African leaders must seize the initiative on global tax reforms29 Jan 2014
As leaders gather together at the African Union summit, new analysis from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) recommends that they must seize the initiative on tax reform and not wait for richer countries to implement proposed changes from last year's G8 and G20 summits.
BLOG: Good news on Inequality in Latin America – Highlights from the UNU-WIDER Inequality Conference 5-6 September, HelsinkiWednesday 17 Sep 2014
Something ought to be done on inequality.....I have just got back from a major UNU-WIDER conference on Inequality (5-6 September). Inequality is big news. Something ought to be done. It's not just me... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
BLOG: New research on land reform in ZimbabweMonday 15 Sep 2014
By Ian Scoones
BLOG: To improve access to seeds for African farmers, we need more than technical solutionsMonday 15 Sep 2014
By Gareth Borman, Centre for Development Innovation
BLOG: Inclusive business model? The Case of Sugarcane Production in TanzaniaThursday 11 Sep 2014
By Emmanuel Sulle
BLOG: The Hydrology of PolicyWednesday 10 Sep 2014
By Carlos Cortez
IDS in the press
Development community ‘needs a more joined-up approach’ to tackling conflict | Global development | theguardian.comTuesday 16 Sep 2014
Melissa Leach features in Guardian article
IDS Research Highlights Why Looking to the Future Is Critical for DevelopmentTuesday 16 Sep 2014
IDS news story about foresight republished by allafrica.com
Focus On Poverty - Education Isn't a Magic BulletTuesday 16 Sep 2014
Roger Williamson blog republished by allafrica.com