Oxfam America

For Research To Inform A New Program On Transparent, Accountable Financial Flows For Development

Overview
With Hewlett's support, Oxfam America will research and produce a planning paper for how greater transparency on financial flows for development can translate into stronger public accountability between citizens and states on pro-poor public policies and investments. A number of other Oxfam affiliates and external organizations are already deeply invested in this field. This research will aim to position Oxfam America as a useful ally on these issues within the broader Oxfam confederation, and as a partner to other Hewlett grantees, such as the International Budget Partnership, Revenue Watch and Publish What You Fund. Ultimately, the planning paper will feed into Oxfam America’s next strategic plan (2013 to 2019), which proposes a major new program of work called "Active Citizenship in Pursuit of Effective Development Investments".
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Grants to this Grantee
for research to inform a new program on transparent, accountable financial flows for development  
With Hewlett's support, Oxfam America will research and produce a planning paper for how greater transparency on financial flows for development can translate into stronger public accountability between citizens and states on pro-poor public policies and investments. A number of other Oxfam affiliates and external organizations are already deeply invested in this field. This research will aim to position Oxfam America as a useful ally on these issues within the broader Oxfam confederation, and as a partner to other Hewlett grantees, such as the International Budget Partnership, Revenue Watch and Publish What You Fund. Ultimately, the planning paper will feed into Oxfam America’s next strategic plan (2013 to 2019), which proposes a major new program of work called "Active Citizenship in Pursuit of Effective Development Investments".
for a program to promote equitable tax policies in Ghana  
Oxfam America works closely with local civil society organizations around the world to promote transparency of government revenues and spending and to increase public participation in decisions about how public resources are allocated and spent. Tackling inequality is one of Oxfam’s primary pillars of work and the impact of COVID-19 has elevated this issue to the top of the global development policy agenda. One of Oxfam’s approaches to addressing inequality is through taxation. With this grant, Oxfam will implement a project in Ghana to increase domestic revenues by focusing on property, wealth, and corporate taxation. Oxfam will work with two district governments to use innovative technology to facilitate property valuation and tax collection. Oxfam will also design and deploy the Ghana Responsible Tax Index, which ranks companies annually based on their level of tax compliance and disclosure of tax payment information. The information generated from the district pilots and the index will support Oxfam’s advocacy efforts to increase property taxation and corporate tax compliance. (Strategy: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability)

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