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This report examines the sharp rise in inequality in Malawi between 2004/5 and 2010/11. The authors warn that unless the government takes action, many more Malawians will live in poverty by 2020.
The real possibility of eradicating global hunger and poverty in our lifetime is dependent upon the international community getting more serious in supporting smallholder agriculture – a sect
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is still the most unequal region in the world, despite economic growth and the reduction of both poverty and inequality over the last decade.
Decades of rapid and unequally shared growth in India are adding new dimensions to old disparities along gender, caste, religious and tribal lines.
A new wave of political reforms have set Myanmar on a road to unprecedented economic expansion, but without targeted policy efforts and regulation to level the playing field, the benefits o
Africa’s remarkable growth, driven in large part by a minerals and energy boom, is threatened by illicit capital outflows and widening income gaps.
Oxfam believes that reducing inequality is fundamental to fair and sustainable development.
The G20, the preeminent global economic decision making body, has thrown its political weight behind the commitment to shared growth and narrowing the development gap through its Seoul Deve
Oxfam spokesperson Caroline Pearce said:
On economic growth:
Growth is back on the development agenda, promoted by bilateral and multilateral donors, and the G20, as the most effective way to lift people out of poverty.