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A young street vendor selling candy in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Mies van der Putte/Oxfam

Nigeria: extreme inequality in numbers

Economic inequality in Nigeria has reached extreme levels, despite being the largest economy in Africa. The country has an expanding economy with abundant human capital and the economic potential to lift millions out of poverty.  What makes Nigeria so unequal and how big is this inequality gap? Find it out and take action.

Canal Doi - Canal Te, District 8, Ho Chi Minh city. Photo: Adam Patterson

Even It Up: how to tackle inequality in Vietnam

Vietnam has a strong record of poverty reduction, but today, increasing inequality is threatening decades of progress. To tackle the dangerous gap between rich and poor, Vietnam should urgently implement progressive policies on governance, taxation, public spending, public services, labour rights, and civic engagement.

Woman pickling tea leaves in Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

In Work but Trapped in Poverty

This summary of recent Oxfam research in Morocco, Kenya, Malawi, Vietnam and Myanmar paints a picture of workers, mostly women, who are working hard but trapped in poverty producing food and garments for consumers.

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