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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 »
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.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 »
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.
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 »
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.read more »
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.read more »
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.read more »
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.read more »