Opinion

Africa Must Raise Taxes To Fight Climate Change Better, By Léonce Ndikumana

...there is an urgent need for developing countries to participate actively in the drafting of new tax standards. Africa is now the most vulnerable region to climate change, although it has only marginally contributed to it. It is time for the continent to make its voice heard to recover resources…
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Opinion

Nigeria: The Rotten Barrel?, By Doyin Olawaiye

Corruption is ultimately a learned behaviour and as such the fight against corruption, though multi-faceted, must be primarily focused on behavioural change strategies and interventions if it is to be sustained and effective. Nonetheless, how does one go about fixing the barrel? ‘A rotten apple spoils the whole barrel’ is…
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Guest Columns

Brexit as Backlash Against Globalisation, Through the Eyes of a Foreign Resident, By Zainab Usman

If Brexit is followed by a severe weakening or collapse of the , rising trade protectionism, the victory of Donald Trump and rising Protectionism and isolationism, these developments could would weaken prospects of international cooperation, vital to addressing pressing challenges of terrorism, climate change, migration, unfair trade practices, tax evasion…
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Opinion

The Functions and Organisation of Ministries of Finance, By Allen, Hurcan, and Queyranne

There is surprisingly little literature on the functions and organisation of modern ministries of finance. Yet some critically important questions arise. What are the core finance functions that a state needs to carry out? What resources—financial, human and IT—are required to carry out these functions efficiently and effectively? Where should…
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Guest Columns

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: One World, One Prosperity, or One Poverty?, By Olu Akanmu

One of the lessons the West must learn from the failure of its Syrian policy and the success of democracy in Tunisia is that nothing ultimately substitutes for the will of the people in finding ways of organising themselves in true mass movements to change their society. The true mass…
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