Inequality and essential services

The widening gap between the richest and poorest is tearing societies apart.

Too many still toil in extreme poverty. On the other extreme, wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few, who can use it to capture disproportionate power to shape the future.

The widening gap between the richest and poorest is damaging economies and pushing more people into poverty.

There are practical ways to close the gap.

From campaigning to end the financial secrecy that shelters trillions hidden in tax havens, to encouraging investment in universal education and healthcare – Oxfam is working to make sure that the poor get a share of the power and resources that will help to reduce poverty and inequality.