Although income inequality has fallen in recent years, Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. Our team of experts there reviews how to tackle such extreme inequality.
In the wake of the recent Paradise Papers scandal we saw how tax dodging deprives already deprived people of basic services like access to water, education and healthcare. But, how does tax affect human rights? Here, Alex May argues that tax dodging can also be seen as a human rights violation.
The Peruvian government’s agreement with indigenous leaders in oil block 192 offers a ray of hope for indigenous organizations fighting to have a say in projects that affect them, but major gaps remain in consultation processes across Latin America.
Huge new #ParadisePapers leak reveals how wealthy & powerful invest offshore. When companies and the super-rich don’t pay their fair share of tax, it’s the world’s poorest who suffer the most.
The International Monetary Fund’s policy advice impacts who becomes economic winners and losers. New Oxfam report finds the International Monetary Fund’s new ‘inequality pilots’ fail to support inequality reduction.
The World Bank today published the 2018 edition of its World Development Report. For the first time, the report is focused entirely on education, and tackling what they call the “learning crisis,” where “even after several years in school, millions of children cannot read, write or do basic math.”
Since the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index was launched many people have been in touch to find out more. Here are the answers to some of your most common questions and comments.
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.
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.