Greater Responsibility in Finance for Development
Oxfam Novib, together with SOMO, works on strengthening the power of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to promote fiscal and financial justice, monitor government spending and hold governments, the private sector and international institutions to account.
By creating awareness of injustices in fiscal and financial systems and mobilizing audiences, public and private sector champions and the media, the terms of debate will shift, creating space for policy change. We aim to strengthen pro-poor and gender just fiscal policies in developing countries, stimulate bold measures against tax evasion and avoidance, foster more and better aid and innovative finance, and a stable financial sector that contributes to the public interest. As a result, more women, youth and other citizens will benefit from increased quantity and quality of finance for development, and enjoy basic rights and equal opportunities in more democratic societies.
Globally, Oxfam and SOMO’s efforts have also raised tax justice on the agenda of several international platforms and contributed to various policy shifts. With partners including Eurodad, the Financial Transparency Coalition and Tax Justice Netherlands, we lobbied EU institutions on action against tax havens and tax avoidance. On the topic of tax havens, Oxfam´s influencing work is truly global, addressing institutions in both the global north and south.
Within Oxfam Novib, there are three teams working on Greater Responsibility in Finance for Development:
Project name: Strategic Partnership in Greater Responsibility in Finance for Development
Target group: Civil Society Organizations, citizens, government officials
Location: Morocco, Egypt, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Pakistan, Cambodia and Vietnam.
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