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Thursday, 22 October 2020, 17.00 – 18.30 (Zoom Webinar)
The European Union and China compete for influence in Africa - also in the course of Covid-19 support measures. Will this open up new opportunities for Africans?
H. Krieger analyzes the causes of the revolt, which is directed against mismanagement and corruption, as well as the consequences of the influence of regional and global powers through economic, political and military…read more »
Apart from a moratorium, creditors have not (yet) promised any further concessions. Many highly indebted countries have also borrowed from Austria.read more »
International trade has a major role to play in the global financial and economic system. Looking at the Covid-19 pandemic, the trading system has played a major role on how governments cope with the crisis.read more »
Bodo Ellmers shows the impact of the pandemic on the global economy, what this means for the financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how the international community has so far tackled the crisis.read more »
During the VIDC webinar, Kristina Rehbein (Erlassjahr.de), Abdul Khaliq (CADTM Pakistan) and Daniel Bertossa (Public Services International) talked about the impact of rising debt levels of many countries of the Global South.read more »
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.read more »
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.read more »
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.read more »
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.read more »