post-2015 framework

Boy displaced by fighting in outh Sudan. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: An historic chance to end poverty

Next year will see key decisions which will profoundly impact the world's poorest people for many years, with deadlines set for climate negotiations and the creation of new UN development goals. What legacy will we leave?

Women's sanitation committee, South Sudan. Photo: John Ferguson

Blog: Meeting the Pope: Working to overcome poverty and inequality

This last month, the Vatican’s Pontifical Counc

Overcoming inequality and climate change is key to ending poverty and suffering

Blog: Overcoming inequality and climate change is key to ending poverty and suffering

Two major injustices – inequality and climate change – are threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger. By concentrating wealth and power in the hands of a few, inequality robs the poorest people of the support they need to improve their lives. And as climate change devastates crops and livelihoods, it undoes poor people’s efforts to feed their families.

The Post-2015 agenda: Keeping an eye on the have-mores

Blog: The Post-2015 agenda: Keeping an eye on the have-mores

On why the post-2015 agenda should include a goal to limit the negative characteristics of inequality. On how indicators of income concentration are better suited for this. One proposal that could be used is the Palma index despite some technical shortcomings.

The world of development wonks is abuzz with discussion about what to include in the post-2015 MDG framework. One of the areas that has gotten plenty of attention is the issue of inequality (although it didn’t feature prominently in the summary report of a recent meeting in Bali, but that’s another story).

Parwan-e-duo slum, Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: Jason P. Howe/Oxfam

Blog: Inequality: a political problem requiring a political solution

This blog was co-written by Nicole Metz, Oxfam Novib policy advisor on the Post-2015 Agenda, and Tom van der Lee, a member of the Board of Directors of Oxfam Novib.

Inequality is not just unethical, it is also economically inefficient, politically corrosive, socially divisive, and environmentally destructive.

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