Extreme inequality is out of control in Kenya. Less than 0.1% of the population (8,300 people) own more wealth than the bottom 99.9% (more than 44 million people). Tackling inequality could help to lift millions out of poverty, secure sustainable economic growth and bring the country together.
One year after the release of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines landmark report, this paper assesses the level of implementation by countries and institutions and recommends ways to use the report to improve both innovation and access to medicines.
High levels of inequality across Africa have prevented much of the benefits of recent growth from reaching the continent’s poorest people. To combat inequality in Africa, political and business leaders have to shape a profoundly different type of economy.
Oanh is a 27-year-old kidney dialysis patient who lives in Hanoi with her partner, Vinh. She and her family are locked in a cycle of debt to pay for the medicines she needs to take every day. Join her to demand an economy that works for everyone, not just the few. Sign our petition.
Ending extreme inequality to end poverty has no lack of policy options: from corporate tax reform to investment in health and education, and from raising the minimum wage to ending gender discrimination. This discussion paper aims to put one of these solutions on the agenda: the billionaire tax.
Its findings should strengthen calls to tackle lax trade regulation, inconsistent tax policy and enforcement, collusion, and corporate greed.
Ebola is a humanitarian crisis first and foremost – but it is also a mounting economic disaster for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Lesotho is one of the poorest and most unequal countries in the world. It was promised that a new public-private partnership hospital would deliver high-quality healthcare services for the same annual cost as the old public hospital. Oxfam's video shows why the figures just don’t stack up.
The Lesotho health public–private partnership (PPP) has been described as opening a new era for private sector involvement in healthcare in Africa.
A new privately-run hospital supported by the World Bank’s private sector arm, the IFC, is threatening to bankrupt the health budget of Lesotho, one of the poorest and least-healthy countries in the world.