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Centre for Accountability and Global Development

Part of Essex Business School

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We are the Centre for Accountability and Global Development

We advance interdisciplinary research in the field of accountability across all sectors, in both developed and emerging economies.

The Centre for Accountability and Global Development (CAGD) is a vibrant research hub of the Essex Business School that promotes debate and seeks solutions to various issues of global interest. CAGD adopts an interdisciplinary approach to research focusing on accountability aspects across various societal spheres (i.e. social, business and public governance), in both emerging and advanced economies contexts.

We encourage research collaborations and doctoral applications in the areas of Accountability and Global Development. Our research has been published in several leading journals including: World Development; Journal of Development Studies; Journal of International Development; Development and Change; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; and Accounting Forum.


Our mission, vision and values

We aim to:

  • further the understanding of governance and accountability ideas shaping the world
  • produce public policy oriented research and provide practical solutions
  • encourage collaboration with a wide range of organisations and individuals
  • critique contemporary practices and power to advance democracy, equity and social justice
  • use a plurality of theoretical perspectives to call power to account
  • provide intellectual freedom to challenge established orthodoxies
  • engage in lifelong learning
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Read our research

Read our latest research papers in the research repository. Explore our publications and see the wide variety of fields we work in, from tax avoidance and austerity, to global politics and emerging economies.

Visit our research repository

Our work

We play a leading role in research into tax avoidance, tax havens, profit shifting and creating public awareness of issues. Watch our video below to see our research in action.


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Visit our event calendar

Essex Business School run regular seminars, lectures and events. We invite many guest lecturers and City practitioners to speak. Visit our department's event calendar and discover our series of upcoming events.

View the department's event calendar
Get in touch
Get in touch
Centre for Global Accountability University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Essex Business School University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873333