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The shanty homes of fisher families and city immigrants on Back Bay with the tower blocks of Nariman Point in the background.

Turn the Tide

The gap between the rich and the rest is extreme and growing. G20 nations are not immune.

Time to end extreme inequality

Oxfam presents new evidence that the gap between rich and poor is growing ever wider and is undermining poverty eradication. This report delves into the causes of the inequality crisis and looks at the concrete solutions that can overcome it.

Ecolière devant un tableau noir dans une salle de classe de Kigali, Rwanda. Photo : Simon Rawles

It's time to Even It Up!

Extreme inequality is hurting us all - damaging economic growth, fuelling crime, and squandering the hopes and ambitions of billions who are trapped at the bottom with no way out.

The Paraisópolis favela borders the affluent district of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil (2008). Photo: Tuca Vieira

85 individuals have the same wealth as half the people on our planet. It is time to Even it up!

A woman from Dimbaza agricultural cooperative stands next to her crops before harvesting in Ngobozana, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Hidden Hunger in South Africa

South Africa is considered a ‘food-secure’ nation, producing enough calories to adequately feed every one of its 53 million people. However, the reality is that one in four people currently suffers hunger on a regular basis.

Large-scale partnerships with the private sector could undermine Africans’ land rights, drive inequality and damage the environment

After decades of underinvestment, governments in Africa are turning to partnerships with donor aid agencies and large companies or investors to develop the agriculture sector. But this so-called ‘mega’ public-private partnerships are unproven, risky and represent a dubious use of public funds to fight poverty and food insecurity. 

Hands of a farmer, holding corn

Moral Hazard

African governments are increasingly turning to partnerships with donors and multinational companies to stimulate investment in agriculture, after decades of neglect.

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