World Economic Forum
Global wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small wealthy elite. This briefing explains Oxfam’s methodology and data sources and updates key inequality statistics.
Oxfam and The University of Oxford symposium to examine the causes and consequences of rising inequality in the south, assess policy solutions and chart a way forward.
Oxfam International’s Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has been invited to be a co-chair of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, from 21 to 24 January.
On 4 December 2014, Winnie Byanyima was announced as co-chair of the World E
Responding to the World Economic Forum's Outlook on the Global Agenda, which places "Deepening Income Inequality" at the top of its list of concerns for world leaders in 2015, Kevin R
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.
Almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population, and seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years.
An explosion in extreme wealth and income is exacerbating inequality and hindering the world’s ability to tackle poverty, Oxfam warned today in a briefing published ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos next week.