Tagged: inequality

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A slum community in Lucknow, India. Photo: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam

Wealthy elites have co-opted political power to rig the rules of the economic game, undermining democracy and creating a world where the 85 richest people own the wealth of half of the world’s population, worldwide development organization Oxfam warns in a report published today. 

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People fleeing floods in India, August 2012. Photo: Oxfam

Ahead of the Annual Meetings, international agency Oxfam urged the World Bank to sharpen and swiftly move forward on the new strategy to end poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity.

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Rahmat and Ari. Lampaya, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Photo: Jim Holmes/Oxfam

Governments and aid agencies have to tackle the politics and power at the heart of the increasing effects of climate change, rising inequality and people’s vulnerability to disasters according to a new report published today by international agency Oxfam.

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Poor countries are cutting back investment in farming, health service and services to help women because of fears about rising debts and the impact of the economic crisis, according to a new database launched today. 

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Goldmine, Poedogo, Burkina Faso. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Africa’s remarkable growth, driven in large part by a minerals and energy boom, is threatened by illicit capital outflows and widening income gaps.

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Rio favela next to highrise apartment tower.

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund need to ditch the ‘trickle down’ economics of the past and lead the fight against inequality if they are serious about the new target to end extreme poverty by 2030.

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