Centre

Centre for Accountability and Global Development

Part of Essex Business School

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.


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

Our work

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


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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
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