A squatter camp in South Africa

Extreme Wealth is Not Merited

Extreme wealth evokes images of both deserving entrepreneurs and fat cats. This paper explores whether the meritocracy argument stands up as a defence of extreme wealth. 

A woman stands in front of rubbles, in Nepal. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Rebuilding a More Resilient Nepal

The April 2015 earthquake devastated Nepal, affecting more than eight million people. This briefing paper considers the successes and challenges of the response so far, and looks at what must be done to ensure that Nepal recovers in a way which makes it more resilient and more equitable.

Report's image. Privileges that Deny Rights. LAC

Privileges That Deny Rights

Oxfam has calculated that if inequality in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region were to be reduced by five points between 2011 and 2019, some 17.4 million people could move out of poverty. If the opposite were to occur, a five-point increase could result in an additional 18 million people living in poverty.  


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