Policy Brief

At The Tipping Point – Tracking Global Commitments On AIDS

Quietly, beyond the headlines this year, the world achieved something great: we reached “the beginning of the end of AIDS”. For the last three years, ONE has tracked progress towards this global milestone in an annual accountability report, and this year’s report shows—for the first time in the history of the disease—that the world added more people last year to life-saving AIDS treatment than the number of people who became newly infected with HIV in the same year.

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Policy Brief

Trillion Dollar Scandal

Analysis by the ONE Campaign suggests that at least $1 trillion is being taken out of developing countries each year through a web of corrupt activity that involves shady deals for natural resources, the use of anonymous shell companies, money laundering and illegal tax evasion.

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Policy Brief

Going for Goal: Immunisation and the Case for GAVI

In 2012, an estimated 6.6 million children around the world died before their fifth birthdays. Vaccines are some of the lowest-cost, highest-impact ways to help reduce these preventable child deaths, and yet today nearly 1 in 5 children around the world do not have access to these life-saving interventions.

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Policy Brief

Levelling the field: Improving opportunities for women farmers in Africa

African agriculture has the potential to spur growth, reduce poverty and transform millions of lives. Yet a wide and pervasive gender gap in agricultural productivity has hindered the sector’s development and broader growth. Women farmers face numerous economic, cultural and institutional disadvantages, and consequently produce less per hectare than their male counterparts.

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Data Report

The Beginning of the End? The 2013 ONE AIDS Report

25 years since the first World AIDS Day, the world has made incredible progress in the fight against AIDS. In fact, so much has been achieved that in recent years, leaders from around the world have begun to call for the achievement of “the beginning of the end of AIDS”—something that would have seemed impossible…

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Phantom Firms

What are Phantom Firms? Phantom firms are secretive companies or trusts used by international criminals and corrupt businesses to hide money, rip off governments and siphon off cash that could be used to pay for health care, education or vital infrastructure investment. You can create a phantom firm with less information than you need to…

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Cracking down on Phantom Firms: Beneficial Ownership Transparency

“Personally, I would hope that the whole world will move towards public registers of beneficial ownership” (Prime Minister David Cameron, 15th June 2013).[1]  1. Anonymous shell companies and trusts – so-called “Phantom Firms” – play a central role in laundering and channelling funds, concealing behind a veil of secrecy the identity of corrupt individuals and…

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A citizen-centred data revolution

Discussion paper by Andrew Palmer (Development Initiatives) and Alan Hudson (ONE) The High Level Panel (HLP) on the Post–2015 Development Agenda called for a “data revolution for sustainable development, with a new international initiative to improve the quality of statistics and information available to citizens”. This paper advances the vision of the HLP and addresses…

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