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.

A pupil writing on the blackboard at the Pamaronkoh Community Primary School, Calaba Town, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Blog: What's at stake for Financing for Development – diverting public resources to leverage private finance?

The upcoming Third Financing for Development conference (aka #FfD3) in Addis Ababa will have a marked effect on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit in New York in September, and ultimately on December’s climate change deal that must be agreed in Paris. It’s a domino effect that will determine how development and climate action is funded for the next fifteen years.

Beatrice Quayee holds rice ready for transplanting, River Gee county, Liberia. Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Blog: Africa: Rising for the few

Africa is losing billions of dollars through tax dodging. This week's World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 must squarely address tax avoidance tricks and other illicit financial flows, tax incentives, and debt repayments. Unless African leaders tackle such issues, it is the rich world that will continue to gain the most from Africa’s progress.http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-africa-2015

Robin Hood campaigners outside the German Finance Ministry handing in the Million Strong petition. Credit: DGB/Steinle, 7 May 2015

Blog: The most popular tax in history? The ‘Million Strong’ campaign for a Robin Hood Tax

From Rome to Berlin, Robin Hood Tax campaigners are coming together this week to present a ‘Million Strong’ petition to European leaders. Since the campaign launched, supporters in Europe have taken over a million actions in support of the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), making it one of the most popular taxes in history.

Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. Photo: Simone D. McCourtie/World Bank

Blog: My message to world leaders: To finance development you must tackle tax

Last month Oxfam’s International Executive

Health worker, Sister Agnus Memorial Maternity Clinic, Gardnersville, Liberia. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: 7,000 people, one clinic, no running water: Ebola and West Africa’s chronic health crisis

Ebola policy lead, Jess Skinner, describes how health care workers in Liberia have continued to provide basic services throughout the Ebola crisis, despite the personal risks involved and a chronic lack of resources.

Women signing the Haq Banta Hai petition in Delhi. Credit: Oxfam India

Blog: India's historic Right to Education act: Why everyone should support Haq Banta Hai

Thanks to India's historic Right to Education Act in 2009, today 199 million children are in school and studying. However, 6 million children between 6 and 13 years are still out of school. To make education a reality of every child in India, Oxfam India and its partners are calling on civil society groups and individuals to join the 'Haq Banta Hai' campaign. Nearly 200,000 people have taken action - will you?

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Blog: Bringing the inequality message to the Davos elite

Oxfam’s view is that by making sure the richest pay their fair share of tax, tackling the scourge of precarious low paid work and investing in high quality, free and public services for all, we can begin to make progress on reducing inequality. 

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