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Monitoring and Reporting on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development: The Example of Switzerland

19 Apr 2016
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European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC); Discussion Paper 184; Authors: Jeske van Seters et al. – Details for “Monitoring and Reporting on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development: The Example of Switzerland”

Switzerland is committed to promote Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD). This paper proposes a structured and thorough approach, with a focus on three Swiss PCSD priority areas: food security, migration and development, and illicit financial flows.

Are Less Developed Countries More Exposed to Multinational Tax Avoidance? Method and Evidence From Micro-Data

05 Apr 2016
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United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); WIDER Working Paper 10/2016; Authors: Niels Johannesen et al. – Details for “Are Less Developed Countries More Exposed to Multinational Tax Avoidance? Method and Evidence From Micro-Data”

The working paper uses a global dataset with information on 210,000 corporations in 102 countries. It shows that the sensitivity of reported profits to profit-shifting incentives is negatively related to the level of economic and institutional development. This may explain why many developing countries opt for low corporate tax rates.

Projecting National Poverty to 2030

29 Mar 2016
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Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Report; Authors: Chris Hoy – Details for “Projecting National Poverty to 2030”

This report provides an overview of current national poverty lines and examines the feasibility of meeting SDG target 1.2 by illustrating what levels of national poverty could exist in 2030. The paper considers a range of scenarios that explore the viability of the SDG target and the crucial role governments will play in choosing whether to change (or maintain) national poverty lines.

The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

22 Mar 2016
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Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS); DIIS Report 2016:2; Author: Erik Lundsgaarde – Details for “The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives”

As this DIIS report highlights, factors such as the lack of fresh resources from public and private actors and inadequate attention to strategy development have limited multi-stakeholder initiatives from achieving their potential. In contrast, support for the development of secretariat functions, a clear definition of roles and responsibilities among participating stakeholders, and the identification of added value in a crowded landscape of cooperation initiatives can contribute to partnership success.

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