• Policy Brief

    Summit in Sight: The G8 and Africa from Gleneagles to Lough Erne

    In 2005, following a massive global campaign, G8 leaders agreed an ambitious package of support to accelerate development in Africa. Eight years on, our analysis shows the galvanising effect of the Gleneagles commitments. African leadership, with G8 support, has resulted in major progress in the fight against extreme poverty. Increases in financing for development, through aid, debt relief and a huge rise in domestically generated resources, have had a direct impact on the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.

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  • Policy Brief

    Growing Opportunity: Measuring Investment in Africa Agriculture

    A decade ago, African leaders made a bold commitment to reverse decades of neglect of the agriculture sector. Through the Maputo Declaration at the July 2003 African Union summit, African heads of state promised to allocate 10% of national budgets on agriculture and seek 6% annual agricultural growth. In 2009, in the aftermath of a…

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  • Policy Brief

    Financial reporting requirements for extractive industries within the proposals to amend the Accounting Directive – ONE’s view

    ONE welcomed the European Commission’s proposals in October 2011 to include in the revision of the Accounting and Transparency Directives the requirement for European extractive and forestry companies to publish information on payments they make to governments in countries where they operate, on a per-project basis. ONE is now calling on European Union member state countries to show leadership by supporting and strengthening these proposals.

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  • Policy Brief

    Open for Development

    This spring, the UN is meeting to decide the framework for ending global poverty. The agenda set at that meeting will affect the livelihoods, the health, and the futures of millions of the world’s poorest people. But right now, those people are not involved in that agenda-setting process. Worse yet, they don’t even know it’s happening. ONE believes that the path to ending extreme poverty must be one that factors in the voices of those actually living in extreme poverty.

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  • Policy Brief

    The Beginning of the End? Tracking Global Commitments on AIDS

    ONE’s accountability report monitors progress made towards the beginning of the end of AIDS. Specifically, the report tracks progress made on three key targets – the virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission, 15 million people on treatment, and the drastic reduction of new HIV infections – and assesses the political, programmatic, and financial contributions made by a variety of stakeholders.

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  • Data Report

    ONE’s asks of the Mexico G20

    At the G20 in Mexico ONE is encouraging concerted action on three important issues: transparency and accountability; infrastructure and energy; and agriculture, nutrition and food security. The G20 has discussed these issues over the last few years and made a number of commitments to address them. At the Los Cabos Summit, it is critical that the G20 acts upon these commitments in an accountable and timely fashion.

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  • Financial reporting requirements for extractive industries within the proposals to amend the Accounting Directive

    European negotiations for a Directive that would require oil, gas, mining and forestry companies to ‘Publish What They Pay’ governments around the world are coming to a head. Leaders across Europe and Members of the European Parliament are setting their policy on a law that could help millions escape poverty. The Council has announced their position already, but it requires urgent improvement in four key areas.

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