War on Want publishes reports and research across a broad range of development issues. Below is a downloadable list of our most recent reports in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files on your computer.
The billions dodged and our campaign to stop the UK government fuelling tax avoidance
The UK government is slashing spending on vital public services and welfare, increasing poverty and inequality. At a time when vulnerable people are bearing the brunt of the cuts, the UK government is making it easier for multinational companies to cut their tax bills.
This report reveals how DFID has been using hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money with the express purpose of extending the power of agribusiness over the production of food, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
The government should scrap its proposals for an anti-abuse rule that targets only ‘artificial and abusive’ tax avoidance.
With the recent furore over private security contractor G4S failing to supply the required number of security personnel for the Olympics, this issue of Up Front looks deeper into the murky underworld of private military and security companies.
Fighting for workers' rights in the informal economy
Resgatando o sistema alimentar global
Our Food Sovereignty report in Portuguese
Migrant women workers in Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia
The global sportswear brands abusing workers’ rights and our campaign to stop them
Spanish translation of our report Women's Rights, Women's Resistance
The report contrasts the UK government’s preferred approach of ‘food security’, based on free markets supplemented by aid, with the positive alternative of food sovereignty, which returns control over the food system to farmers.
The global food system is in crisis. Decisions about what is produced, what is consumed and who has access to food are defined by multinational corporations that control the entire food chain.
In 2009, for the first time in human history, over a billion people were officially classified as living in hunger. This record total was not a consequence of poor global harvests or natural disasters.hunger on this scale is the result of the hijacking of the global food system by large agribusiness and food retailers.
Lessons from the Honduran Women’s Collective
Women workers in the Bangladeshi garment sector
This report from War on Want, PCS and the Tax Justice Network reveals not only the financial cost of tax havens to our economies, but also the challenge such tax dodging poses to society itself.
Our Sour Grapes report translated into Xhosa
We’ve redesigned Up Front, our magazine for supporters, for our 60th anniversary year so that we can bring you more good news of how your support is helping in the fight for global justice
The reality of Britain's war in Afghanistan