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Gender and Tax – Issue Briefs, 2014 SeptFiscal policies of governments mainly involve revenues and expenditures. JSAPMDD considers these two main instruments of fiscal policy important for obvious reasons – examining whether governments equitably source funds and whether governments' public spending of these funds is in keeping with people's needs.

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Transnational Corporations and Tax Justice IssuesIn many developing countries, transnational corporations (TNCs) enjoy more rights than citizens. This is certainly the case when it comes to taxes. Where development agenda hinge in large part on attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs), governments offer a range of substantial profit-based tax incentives to prospective investors and enter into treaties advantageous to corporations.

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Illicit Financial Flows in Asia – News Briefs, 2014 SeptOf late, there has been increasing interest in mobilizing development finance in light of the failure of aid, loans and other financial transfers from North to South to realize human development goals, including poverty reduction.

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Double Taxation Avoidance Treaties and Free Trade Agreements – Issue Briefs, 2014 SeptOne of the forms of pressure imposed by North governments and international financial institutions on developing countries to attract prospective investors is to enter into various trade agreements and tax treaties.

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Relating Conditions of Women in Asia to Issues of Debt, Essential Services and Climate ChangeThis discussion paper has been prepared as an initial resource material to support JSAPMDD efforts in developing a campaign in the region on Women and Gender. It gives an overview of women's conditions in various countries in Asia and some parts of the Pacific, largely using latest data from the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Commission (UNESCAP).