Inequality and essential services

The widening gap between the richest and poorest is damaging economies and pushing more people into poverty. There are practical ways to close the gap.

Blog: Con desigualdad no hay paraíso

Guatemala, de acuerdo al estudio, se sitúa entre los 4 países más desiguales en América Latina (siendo América Latina la región más desigual del mundo), ubicándose, según indicadores, entre el rango 15 y 18, de 18 países evaluados.

Photo: Hawa Aruma (20) sits with her newborn son at the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Blog: Will the new WHO Director-General commit to end crushing healthcare user fees?

Every year one billion people worldwide are denied medical care because they cannot afford to pay for it. The World Health Organisation's new Director-General must commit to removing healthcare user fees, essential to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

Martha Nyandit waits for an Oxfam/WFP food delivery, Mingkaman camp, South Sudan. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam, April 2014

Blog: Can official development assistance be reformed to help the poorest countries?

If the current reform of Official Development Assistance is not combined with the required criteria and safeguards – established in consultation with governments and citizens in the South – it is likely to be to the detriment of the poorest.

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Blog: It's not really about Oxfam's shocking inequality stat—or is it?

Oxfam’s recent assessment on the growing global

Tan sólo 8 personas (8 hombres en realidad) poseen ya la misma riqueza que 3.600 millones de personas, la mitad más pobre de la humanidad.

Blog: Desigualdad extrema: del debate a las propuestas

Nunca pensé que hablar de desigualdad extrema generaría tanto revuelo. Es una clara muestra de que hablar de desigualdad es hablar de intereses y de la necesidad de equilibrarlos, y eso parece que no gusta.

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Blog: Seven brilliant questions you asked about Oxfam’s Inequality report

Oxfam’s new inequality report,  which found that just 8 men own the same wealth as half the world, is making headlines around the globe.  Here we reply to five of the most frequently asked questions about this astonishing report.

"Saving for Change" group meeting in Tra Paing Thnan village, Kampot province, Cambodia. Photo: Patrick Brown/ Oxfam America

Blog: Effective development aid through blended finance? Proceed with care.

Governments, civil society, and the private sector push to improve development cooperation to end poverty and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Bermuda - tax haven

Blog: The world’s worst tax havens are in a state of denial

Collecting tax is one of the key means by which governments are able to address poverty. Yet big business is dodging tax on an industrial scale, depriving governments across the globe of the money they need to invest in healthcare, education and job creation. You can change this.

Pobreza y desigualdad en las ciudades de Latinoamérica.

Blog: ¿Por qué América Latina necesita ciudades inclusivas?

En los próximos años las ciudades de países en desarrollo se verán inmersas en un sinnúmero de desafíos concernientes al acceso a servicios básicos, inclusión, mejores empleos y cultura.

gobierno de Dilma Rousseff, Brasil, Sao Paulo

Blog: Brasil: los riesgos tras la destitución

Los últimos acontecimientos en Brasil han estado marcados por el fin del mandato de Dilma Rousseff. ¿Qué implican estos eventos para la democracia en Brasil y en América Latina?

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