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8 Abril 2014 | Françoise Venni

This year the World Economic Forum (or WEF) for the Latin America region was held in Panama. A country where growth levels, which are among the 20 highest in the world, have gone hand in hand with an increase in inequality over the last 4 years – running counter to the rest of the region that has seen inequality decrease.

22 Enero 2014 | Winnie Byanyima

Emerging from the financial crisis, the global economy is strengthening. Yet around the world most people are still being excluded from opportunities to better themselves and achieve prosperity. Increasingly the biggest benefits of growth are being captured instead by a tiny elite. We live in a world where the 85 richest people own the wealth of half of the world’s population.

12 Mayo 2010 | Marc Wegerif

The World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) was held in Tanzania for the first time on 5-7 May. While the WEF meetings are dominated by corporate executives and government leaders, the voice of ordinary people is often missing. Oxfam supported the African People’s Forum, a civil society conference running parallel to the main event. Marc Wegerif attended:

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