COVID-19 in Africa: Economic interest in the Shadow of the Pandemic

Report from the Online Discussion on 18 June 2020

The event provided a better understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic on the African regions and the response by African institutions. Furthermore, it focused on the unequal access to medicine and future vaccines.

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Die Verteilung der unbezahlten Arbeit hat sich seit den 50ern nicht wesentlich verbessert.

"We don’t fall back into the 50s, we never left them." On the distribution of unpaid work during the COVID-19 lockdown.

An interview with Katharina Mader by Lena Gruber (VIDC)

During the COVID-19 crisis, women did up to nine and a half hours of unpaid work a day. What it needs for a fairer distribution of care work.

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Women protesting for tax justice in India.

Tax justice and gender in the face of COVID-19

By Caroline Othim

Tax systems are not gender-blind, nor is the current health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Policy responses have to include a gender perspective.

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A Matter of Life and Debt

Online event: The COVID-19 debt crisis

Wednesday, 24 June 2020
14.00 - 15.30 (CEST) - ZOOM

Public online event about the new "global wave of debt" and its impact on health and social systems in the Global South (country case: Pakistan) during the pandemic.

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"Die im Dunklen sieht man nicht?" - The Financial Secrecy Index 2020

by Martina Neuwirth (VIDC)

Corrupt elites, tax fraudsters and tax evation by companies: The Tax Justice Network's Financial Secrecy Index 2020 shows which states attract illegal and illegitimate financial flows through lack of transparency.

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Financial Secrecy Index 2020

Report on the Austrian media presentation on 18 Februar 2020

The Financial Secrecy Index is the most comprehensive and rigorous assessment of financial secrecy worldwide. It ranks 133 jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities.

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Regierung widersetzt sich bindendem Parlamentsbeschluss für Steuertransparenz

VIDC/Attac Presseaussendung, 28.4.2020

Corona-Hilfspakete sollten nur den Firmen zugute kommen, die ihre Gewinne nicht in Niedrigsteuerländer verschieben. Mehr Unternehmenstransparenz in der EU ist nötig. Das würde auch Ländern des Südens helfen.

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“People in the informal economy will suffer” - Voices from the Global South on the Corona pandemic

by Lena Gruber (VIDC)

As COVID-19 spreads globally, warnings that the pandemic will cause major challenges for countries in the Global South are getting louder. Colleagues from Ghana, Liberia and Zambia share their experiences and concerns.

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Fair Climate. Green taxes against ecological inequality.

Report on the panel discussion on 20 November 2019

Anke Schaffartzik (BOKU) and Karlygash Kuralbayeva (King's College London) discussed the link between climate change and increasing inequality - and the role of environmental taxes.

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Silenced? Women's struggles in Africa's informal economy

Report on event on 7 Otokber 2019

Across the world, over 60 percent of the workforce is employed in the informal economy. In some African countries it is up to 90 percent. VIDC and ÖGB have invited international experts to discuss the topic.

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