Tagged: World Bank

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Rag-picking community of Shanti Busti, India. Photo: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam

Following Oxfam’s January report revealing that just 85 people owned the same wealth as the bottom half the world’s population, Forbes has updated its “billionaires' list”, showing that extreme inequality has worsened– just 67 people at the top now own half the wealth.

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An internal investigation has revealed that the World Bank has invested in a palm oil and food company implicated in serious rights abuses in Honduras.

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Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

Oxfam applauds the World Bank’s continuing leadership on Universal Health Coverage and their ongoing collaboration with the World Health Organization, which increasingly highlights inequity as the crux of the problem. However, we caution against ongoing promotion of an ever-increasing role for for-profit companies in delivering health care in poor countries.

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Oxfam applauds the World Bank's new strategy to halve extreme poverty by 2020 and end it by 2030, but swift action is now needed to bring the strategy to life.

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