inequality

Clase de informática en Namibia. Foto: John Hogg/World Bank

Blog: Your questions answered: Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index

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.

Colombia woman farmer. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: Colombia's challenge: addressing land inequality and consolidating peace

Colombia has the most unequal distribution of land in Latin America, yet equitable access to land is a decisive factor for consolidating peace in Colombia.

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.

Farming in Bolivia. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Land and inequality in Latin America: a harsh reality unearthed

Land inequality in Latin America is worse today than in decades, with women being particularly marginalized. The future of sustainable and inclusive development of much of the continent depends on redressing this.

Nairobi skyline. © Kenya Tourism Board

Blog: Oxfam International signs historic deal to move to Nairobi. Kenya

From 2017, the Oxfam International Secretariat will begin its move to Nairobi in Kenya. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Host Country Agreement with the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kenya. I must give my personal thanks to President Uhuru Kenyatta for being such an enthusiastic champion to help realize our plans.

Nhut's family had to sell everything they had to pay for his lifesaving medical treatment. Photo: Xuan Truong

Blog: Why the health SDG is at risk of leaving the poorest behind

At the upcoming ECOSOC 'High level political forum on sustainable development', UN country representatives must urgently review the SDGs health indicator and change it to measure what really matters, in order to make sure people aren't pushed further into poverty due to lifesaving healthcare payments.

Patients wailt for treatment in crowded conditions, Bwalia ‘Bottom’ Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Inequality in Malawi – a Dangerous Divide

In 2015, 50% of Malawians are living in poverty. Yet while poverty may be a familiar issue for discussion in Malawi’s development sphere, Oxfam is today putting the spotlight on a less talked about issue, but one that threatens to severely hinder poverty reduction in the country: Malawi’s increasing inequality.

G20 Turkey 2015

Blog: Report from the G20 in Turkey: Will action follow promises?

The 2015 G20 leaders' summit made welcome progress in tackling the refugee crisis and taken some tentative steps towards the widening gap between rich and poor. However, the G20 has done little to build momentum toward an ambitious climate deal.

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Blog: Oxfam calls for a second generation of corporate tax reforms

The package of tax reforms launched by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris this week, and due to be endorsed by G20 finance ministers meeting in Peru this week, is toothless.

Camp for internally displaced people, Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Keiran Doherty/Oxfam

Blog: Refugee crisis: what’s the European fuss about?

Every night on TV, people see images of a heavily divided Europe, unable to cope with the arrival of more than 500,000 refugees and other migrants equivalent to less than 0.1% of the European Union’s population of over 500 million people.

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