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How global tax dodging costs lives: New research shows a direct link to increased death rates

Tax abuse is an expensive business. According to a recent report by the Tax Justice Network, avoiding or evading tax deprives governments across the world of around US$427 billion (£302 billion) every year...

Tax evasion Tax avoidance Human rights
Journal Article
Associations between key intervention coverage and child mortality: An analysis of 241 sub-national regions of sub-Saharan Africa

Reducing child mortality remains a key objective in the Sustainable Development Goals...

Child mortality Health interventions Sub-Saharan Africa
Journal Article
Does social spending improve welfare in low- and middle-income countries?

Over the past two decades, there has been unprecedented attention to the promotion of human development via government spending in the social sectors as a conditio sine qua non for economic growth and improved aggregate welfare...

Social spending Aggregate welfare Human development
Working Paper
Constitutional social and environmental human rights and child health outcomes in Latin American countries

This paper analyses the health-improving effects of introducing four different constitutional social and environmental human rights (health, free education, adequate living (or welfare), and environment) and the American Convention on Human Rights (A...

Human rights Constitutional economics Comparative economics
Country Experiences

Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.3

Public expenditures Children Malnutrition
Amartya Sen: Feminism is an issue of humanity

“I think gender inequality is not the natural human condition. But the idea that somehow women have to be in an inferior position – or not quite such dominant position – is really wholly artificial for me” says Amartya Sen...

Gender equality Feminism Economic inequality
Social Spending and Aggregate Welfare in Developing and Transition Economies

On 11 September 2014, Miguel Niño Zarazua presented his recent study at the Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) of the World Bank, which finds strong evidence of a positive causal effect of social spending on aggregate welfare...

11 September 2014
World Bank, 1818 H St NW, Washington DC, United States
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