A girl is writing on a black board, in a school in Rwanda. Photo: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More

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 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.

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.

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