Tax Justice: A resource guide for education unions

published 6 May 2014 updated 30 August 2022

This online resource guide is designed to help Education International (EI) affiliates be better informed about what advancements are being made by the tax justice movement, and what they can do in their own countries to ensure adequate funding of public services.

Around the world, tax havens, tax avoidance and corruption of multinational corporations are depriving governments every year of hundreds of billions of dollars desperately needed to pay for schools, materials and teachers. By removing tax havens, preventing harmful tax incentives, and by implementing progressive tax systems, governments can tap the resources needed to finance equitable quality education systems that are truly accessible to all.

Education International believes it is time for international action to reform national, regional and international tax systems to ensure that multinational corporations pay their fair share of tax so that governments have the resources needed to fund quality public services, including quality education.