Rising Inequality in the Global South: Practice and Solutions

Inequality is spiralling out of control, but consensus on how to address it is gathering pace. Following on from the success of last year’s symposium about Africa’s extractives industry and illicit financial flows, Oxfam and the University of Oxford are coming together again to examine the causes and consequences of uneven economic growth and rising inequality in the global South, while assessing policy solutions and charting a way forward for equity, democracy and social stability.

Nesma shares a laugh with her friends during class.

Gaza: Despite the ceasefire, huge needs remain

10 year old Nesma used to enjoy going to school. But now school is a constant reminder that her home is gone: Her family sleeps in a classroom as their house was completely destroyed during the 50 days of war.

Classrooms destroyed by tank shells, in Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS). Photo: Iyad Al Baba/Oxfam

Gaza tech start-up incubator devastated by shelling

For the past few years Oxfam has been working with Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) to support IT graduates to develop and market their business ideas. But during the bombing of the past few weeks, UCAS was badly hit by dozens of tank shells. 

Making It Happen

In 2015 the world has a historic opportunity to set ambitious goals to end poverty and protect the planet.


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