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African Funds for African Development?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 15-05-2014

Sahra El Fassi (Alumna)

The African Union Commission (AUC) has turned the spotlight back on Africa s responsibility for its [...]


How Will the EU's Private Sector Strategy Play Out?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 18-06-2014

Bruce Byiers | Florian Krätke (Alumnus)

Having spent an average of €350 million ($477 million) per year on private sector development over [...]


Tobin Tax, Robin Hood Tax – whatever it is, will it work?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 30-09-2011

Bruce Byiers

The European Commission has presented a proposal for a EU-wide financial transaction tax (FTT) to co [...]


Five key facts on Financing for Development

Talking Points Blog | Published on 09-07-2015

James Mackie | Rhys Williams (Alumnus)

For positive development outcomes, both developed and developing countries need to ensure the right [...]


Blending or still just mixing?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 04-03-2015

Although several Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been reached, there is still a huge financ [...]


How could taxation help to achieve the MDGs? – A reaction to OECD research

Talking Points Blog | Published on 27-01-2012

Bruce Byiers

Financing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains a major challenge. It is becoming clear th [...]


Private sector for development is the “new black”

Talking Points Blog | Published on 15-06-2012

Bruce Byiers

Promoting private sector development in poor countries and engaging with firms for achieving develop [...]


Taxes, States and Economic Growth: How can we better design and implement tax policy for development?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 27-06-2011

Bruce Byiers

On a recent visit to Pakistan the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, said that the Pakistanis would h [...]


Measuring the development impact of loans used for public investment projects

Talking Points Blog | Published on 16-12-2011

Bruce Byiers

This was the theme of a roundtable discussion held by the EIB earlier this month. With the ever-incr [...]


Dirty deals and taxing truths: What do recent high-level commitments mean for tax and extractive industry transparency in developing countries?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 28-06-2013

Florian Krätke (Alumnus)

Following the usual pre-Summit wonk-up, G8 leaders gathered in Lough Erne last week. Amid burning is [...]