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Harnessing Data Revolution to Drive Sustainable Development

International governments, businesses and civil society today pledged to take action to tackle the data crisis that threatens to hamper the fight against extreme poverty.

Wide-ranging commitments – including funding pledges, the opening up of valuable data sets, technological innovation and analytic support – were made in Addis Ababa, as the first step in a major drive to harness the data revolution to support inclusive growth and sustainable development.

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ONE calls for Australia to shift aid to the world’s poorest

In the lead up to the Third International Conference on Finance for Development (FfD) being held in Addis Ababa next week (July 13-16), The ONE Campaign has released new analysis that reveals the poorest nations and the poorest people are being hardest hit by cuts to the Australian aid budget.

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European Council lets down poorest

On June 25-26, the European Council took place in Brussels. EU Heads of State and Government made headway on migration, but they did not increase the EU’s commitment to the fight against extreme poverty. Tamira Gunzburg, Director of ONE Brussels, said: “By not stepping up the lacklustre commitments made by EU development ministers back in…

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ONE response to reports on UK Foreign Office aid spending

Diane Sheard, UK Director of The ONE Campaign, said: “British aid has saved millions of lives, and has vaccinated and educated millions of children. By law, our aid must help to reduce global poverty. “DFID spends the lion’s share of UK aid and it tops the charts on aid impact and transparency. The Foreign Office…

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Commission tax package: The meat is yet to come

BRUSSELS, June 17. Today, the European Commission presented the second part of a set of tax measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance. Tax evasion poses a major drain on fiscal resources in Europe. But it is not just the EU that suffers: last year, developing countries lost an estimated $1 trillion to illicit financial flows…

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