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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.

Mali has the highest percentage of people living below the poverty line in any country in the world. Ninety percent of Malians survive on less than two dollars a day. Credit Ami Vitale/Oxfam

Working for the Few

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.

If Not Now, When?

The world’s poor must not pay the price for the collapse of financial markets. Without immediate action, millions will suffer.

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