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Despite an impressive economic growth since 2005, poverty still affects millions of people’s lives in Kenya. But extreme inequality is not inevitable, it is a matter of political choice. The Kenyan government can reduce it to sustainable levels and ensure a more equal and prosperous future for all Kenyans.
Despite being one of largest economies, Brazil is listed as one of the most unequal countries in the world. Although it has left millions of people out of poverty over the last decades, it still faces a huge gap between the country’s richest and the rest of the population. Learn more and support Oxfam's work on inequality.
A world where more new billionaires have been created in a year than ever before shows signs of economic sickness rather than health.
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.
Today’s World Wealth Report from Capgemini shows that times have never been better for the world’s wealthiest - since 2009 more than 4.5 million new millionaires have been created, rising to a total of 15.4 million millionaires across the world last year. Yet while the wealthy prosper, 702 million people living in extreme poverty are being left behind.
Rising inequality could set the fight against poverty back by decades, Oxfam warned today as it published a new report showing that the number of billionaires worldwide has more than doubled since the financial crisis.
Did you know that 1% now own more than the rest of us combined? Every year, the gap between rich and poor gets even wider – and it’s being fuelled by the use of tax havens. It is time to bring an end to inequality and overcome poverty for good. It is time to Even it up!