A world where more new billionaires have been created in a year than ever before shows signs of economic sickness rather than health.
The gap between the richest and the rest in Indonesia has grown faster in the past two decades than in any other country in South-East Asia. This report shows how President Jokowi could fight inequality by enforcing a living wage for all workers, increasing spending on public services, and making big corporations and rich individuals pay their fair share of tax.
Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.
A report by the Greens/European Free Alliance reveals that Inditex, owners of the global fashion retailer Zara, avoided paying €585 million in taxes in Europe between 2011 and 2014.
Latin American countries have failed to govern their lands fairly and are now so deep in thrall to rich elites and big business that the future of sustainable and inclusive development of much of the continent hangs in the balance.
The Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report shows once again that economic inequality remains at shockingly high levels. The richest 1 percent now has as much wealth as the rest of the world combined.
This briefing includes recommendations for how Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) can take a much-needed and overdue proactive role in ensuring tax payments and domestic resource mobilization in developing countries follow from their investment decisions.
Today’s report from UBS and PwC revealed that the global billionaires club gained 50 more members in 2015 - at a time when 767 million people are living in extreme poverty. This huge gap between rich and poor is bad news for economic growth, the fight against poverty, social stability and democracy.
Oxfam's verdict on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings.
As the Annual Meetings of the World Bank kick off in Washington this week, Oxfam welcomed the focus on inequality, but urges top officials at the institution to align their words with their actions if they are serious about combating inequality and poverty.