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The pandemic has exposed not only the failures of the current global economic order dominated by the system of capitalism, of which tax havens and tax abuse disguised as tax minimisation strategies and wealth or asset management are a major component, but also widened the pre-existing socio-economic inequalities between rich and poor countries even further. The alarming revenue gaps plaguing countries in the global South is more than just numbers. They are indicative of the urgently needed investment in public services and provisioning of those services to realizing the rights of the most vulnerable communities.

An overhaul of the economic system is long overdue: the signs were all there in 2020 but a year into the pandemic, the rich have grown richer and governments continue to sacrifice lives for the illusion of economic growth.

The term “late capitalism” picked up traction in the 2010s,...

On 27 April 2021, ESCR-Net co-hosted an online discussion on land rights. Over 50 members from across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and North America, convened virtually to learn from each other’s experiences and strengthen shared analysis and...

Statement: "Inclusive call for prevention and management of coronavirus that is reflective of the realities of Kenyans"

27 March 2020

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Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

Statement: "Credit to government for measures to combat spread of coronavirus, but protecting individuals’ income and mitigation of economic and social impacts of the virus prevention are necessary"
24 March 2020

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Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

Statement: "COVID-19 Highlights the Failure of Neoliberal Capitalism: We Need Feminist Global Solidarity"

Chiang Mai, Thailand. 25 March 2020

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Developed by an ESCR-Net Member