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.

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?

Pupils at Reuben Baptist primary in Mukuru informal settlements, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Allan Gichigi/Oxfam

Blog: Tax justice: Are the victims of inequality at the global table?

If the war on inequality is to be won, then we must ensure that the ‘Akirus’ of this world are empowered to take up their rightful place in the fight for tax justice.

Pobreza cerca del centro de la ciudad en Paraguay. Crédito: Leonor de Blas

Blog: Contra la desigualdad extrema, una fiscalidad justa

La desigualdad extrema sigue siendo la gran enfermedad de este siglo. El 10% más rico de la población de América Latina amasa ya el 71% de la riqueza de la región. Si esta tendencia continuara, dentro de solo seis años el 1% más rico de la región tendría más riqueza que el 99% restante.


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