Mr. Kumambala

Blog: My friend died last week - Tax could have saved his life

On a global scale, tax dodging is depriving poor countries of hundreds of millions and often billions of dollars each year, as individuals and corporations are allowed to hide their money away and avoid paying tax. On a personal level, it has devastating effects.

Middle class apartments rise above the insecure housing of a slum community in Lucknow, India. Photo: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam

Blog: On wealth, debt and inequality – in response to some criticism

It’s been an exciting week for Oxfam.

In Ghana, more aid is needed to pay for free care and to expand health services to meet increasing demand. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

Blog: Unfair international taxation undermines economic, political and social development progress

Oxfam’s report showing how developing countries have been marginalised in the process of reforming the rules for taxing multinational enterprises has been well received – unsurprisingly, perhaps, since the evidence of political marginalisation and of lost revenues is fairly clear.

Photo: Tomàs Abella/Oxfam

Blog: Developing countries must be at the heart of Global Tax Reform

After the world was plunged into a financial crisis, back in 2009, G20 leaders promised to clean up the international tax system, once and for all.

3Ts: Teeing up tax and land for the G8

Blog: 3Ts: Teeing up tax and land for the G8

This year, David Cameron put two issues that matter to the poorest countries on the G8 agenda; cracking down on tax dodging that blights ordinary families around the world – especially in poor countries, and stopping unfair land deals that keep people hungry.  

G8 leaders land in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit

Blog: Cuenta atrás para la Cumbre del G8

Estoy haciendo las maletas para irme rumbo a Enniskillen, Irlanda del Norte, con motivo de la Cumbre del G8. 

Les membres du G8 atterrissent en Irlande du Nord pour le sommet du G8

Blog: Compte à rebours final avant le sommet du G8

Aujourd’hui, je fais mes bagages et pars pour Enniskillen en Irlande du Nord où se tiendra le prochain sommet du G8.

G8 leaders land in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit

Blog: Final countdown to the G8 Summit

Written by Adam Musgrave, Oxfam's Senior Global Campaigner.

Today, I’m packing my bags and heading off to Enniskillen in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit.

Warming up for the G8

Blog: Warming up for the G8

There's enough food in the world to feed everyone. So why does one person in every eight still go to bed hungry?

This month, eight people will meet in Northern Ireland - and they can start to answer this one question. 

We must make sure that G8 leaders end tax dodging for good

Blog: The G8 must take action on tax dodging and tax havens!

Shocking new statistics released by Oxfam this week have shown that governments are letting people hide at least $18.5 trillion in offshore tax havens. Yes, you read that right: not $18.5 million, or even $18.5 billion, but $18.5 trillion!

If you think this is an outrage, share these graphics (below) with your friends online; or send them to your goverment's leader so they hear your voice.


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