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Synthesising Good practices in Fiscal Federalism: Key recommendations from 15 years of country surveys

Kass Forman, Sean Dougherty and Hansjörg Blöchliger : 2020

The design of intergovernmental fiscal relations can help to ensure that tax and spending powers are assigned in a way to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Decentralisation can enable sub-central governments to provide better public services for households and firms, while it can also make intergovernmental frameworks more complex, harming equity. The challenges of fiscal...

Source: OECD Publishing

Link: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/deliver/89cd0319-en.pdf?itemId=%2Fcontent%2Fpaper%2F89cd0319-en&mimeType=pdf

Tags: Fiscal Decentralisation

Justice for Women Amidst COVID-19

UN Women, IDLO, UNDP, UNODC, World Bank and The Pathfinders : 2020

There is now major concern that COVID-19 and its impact will push back fragile progress on gender equality, including in relation to reversing discriminatory laws, the enactment of new laws, the implementation of existing legislation, and broader progress needed to achieving justice for all.This rapid assessment examines how the impacts of COVID-19 are threatening women’s ability to access...

Source: UN Women, IDLO, UNDP, UNODC, World Bank and The Pathfinders

Link: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/library/publications/2020/justice-for-women-amidst-covid-19-en.pdf?la=en&vs=5442

Tags: Gender

Public-Private Partnership Systems and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

UNESCAP : 2020

Engaging the private sector in infrastructure financing through public-private partnership (PPP) can contribute significantly to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, PPP has yet to realize its potential fully in several Asia-Pacific economies. This paper discusses the common strategies and practices adopted by developing countries in Asia and the Pacific...

Source: UNESCAP

Link: https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/publications/WP_20_07_PPP%20Network_final_web.pdf

Tags: Sustainable Development

The Future of Civil Society Organisations

International Civil Society Centre : 2020

The Future is unwritten. Yet, the current challenges and opportunities brought by the COVID-19 pandemic call for a conversation over the transformations we want to see in society, and in the humanitarian, social justice and environmental sector. In this publication, a group of leaders of civil society networks and platforms share their observations and thoughts, identifying possible directions...

Source: International Civil Society Centre

Link: https://icscentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Futures_Civil_Society.pdf

Tags: Human Rights

Civic Freedoms and the Covid-19 Pandemic

CIVICUS : 2020

The spread of Covid-19 pandemic, and the response of states to the crisis, have created unprecedented living conditions for much of the world’s population. A range of restrictions on freedoms has been introduced in attempts to curb the pandemic. However, some of these have had troubling impacts on human rights and the space for civil society. In many cases, they have patterned onto and...

Source: CIVICUS

Link: https://civicus.contentfiles.net/media/assets/file/COVID19April2020.pdf

Tags: Human Rights

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