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Working paper

7 Nov 2017

On 27 September 2017, the United States (US) Administration and Republican Congressional leadership released a framework for US tax reform, including a reduction in the federal corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 per cent.

A corporate tax rate cut stimulates investment by making...

Fact sheet

7 Nov 2017

The UN Climate Talks for 2017 (COP23) have kicked off in Bonn, Germany.

Two years ago in Paris, world leaders agreed to work together to limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C. The Paris Agreement was pivotal in cementing the world’s...

Report

3 Nov 2017

Statelessness can exacerbate the exclusion that minorities already face, further limiting their access to education, health care, legal employment, freedom of movement, development opportunities and the right to vote. It creates a chasm between affected groups and the wider community, deepening their sense of being...

Briefing paper

2 Nov 2017

Climate change is already forcing millions of people from their land and homes, and putting many more at risk of displacement in the future. Supercharged storms, more intense and prolonged droughts, rising seas and other impacts of climate change all exacerbate people’s existing vulnerabilities and...

Report

1 Nov 2017

All children have the right to be protected from violence inflicted on them by anyone in their lives – whether parents, teachers, friends, romantic partners or strangers. And all forms of violence experienced by children, regardless of the nature or severity of the act, are...

Report

1 Nov 2017

Last year, IFC studied the national commitments submitted by 21 emerging market countries as part of the Paris Agreement, and found $23 trillion in investment opportunity if they achieve their targets by 2030.

This report builds from that effort by...

Research report

31 Oct 2017

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement was signed in Auckland in February 2016 by twelve Pacific-rim countries, including New Zealand. To enter into force, the TPP must have been ratified by all twelve signatories by February 2018, or be ratified by at least six...

Audio podcast

20 Oct 2017

Urban thinker Julie Wagner describes how so-called innovation districts in cities around the world evolve or are planned, and how their reliance on the physical and the local — in even the most high tech of industries — serves to foster creativity and collaboration....

Guide

20 Oct 2017

The Centre for Armed Violence Reduction (CAVR) focuses on preventing the flow of illicit conventional arms.

This is the second edition of our Implementation Guide for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the UN Small Arms Programme of Action (UNPoA). Launched at the United...

Report

19 Oct 2017

Research information management (RIM) is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about research and is emerging as an area of increasing interest and relevance in many university libraries. RIM intersects with many aspects of traditional library services in discovery, acquisition, dissemination, and analysis of...

Journal article

18 Oct 2017

On the afternoon of July 29, 2017, members of the New South Wales Joint Counter Terrorism Team arrested four men. This was not unusual; counterterrorism raids have been common in Australia for over three years. Ever since former Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani’s September...

Report

18 Oct 2017

How will future retirees fare? The OECD report Preventing Ageing Unequally examines how the two global megatrends of population ageing and rising inequalities have been developing and interacting, both within and across generations. Taking a life-course perspective the report shows how inequalities in education, health,...

Blog post

18 Oct 2017

Australia will work alongside countries like Afghanistan, Angola, Congo and Pakistan to uphold human rights around the world. Australia was expected to contest one of the two vacant seats against Spain and France in the Group of Western European and other States. But in mid-July...

Annual Report

17 Oct 2017

ASIO’s Annual Report to Parliament for 2016-17 was tabled in both houses of Parliament on 17 October 2017.

ASIO is the only Australian intelligence agency that publicly releases an annual report. The report serves to inform the Parliament and public of how ASIO performed...

Research report

16 Oct 2017

Welcome to the statistical publication International Investment Australia 2016. This publication provides a detailed snapshot of the latest trends in Australia’s international investment position.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publishes official statistics on Australia’s international investment, compiled using international standards set out by...

Guide

13 Oct 2017

International concerns about Iran’s nuclear program date back decades, though it was not until 2006 that the first United Nations (UN) sanctions were imposed on Tehran. This followed the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) official declaration that Iran was not meeting its obligations as a...

Report

13 Oct 2017

Australia is expected to be elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the first time on Monday 16 October in New York.

It’s a significant candidacy—we have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the work of the pre-eminent inter-governmental body overseeing...

Research report

11 Oct 2017

It is well known that the so-called “business as usual” scenario does not represent a viable option for a sustainable future and that different development models have to be identified for our society to continue growing and prosper in the future.

The construction industry...

Report

11 Oct 2017

The UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) commissioned Elsevier to assess the performance of the UK's research base compared with seven other research-intensive countries (Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the US), four other fast growing nations (Brazil, India,...

Report

5 Oct 2017

Energy efficiency stands at a crossroads today. Strong efficiency gains continued to be made in 2016, even as energy prices fell. But at the same time, governments are not coming up with new policies fast enough, relying on existing regulations instead, precisely at the time...