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Ricardo is the head of research for Oxfam GB. He manages a team delivering high profile research in support of Oxfam's global campaigns. He works towards building the capacity of the whole organisation to deliver high quality, and high impact research in countries where Oxfam works; including developing an internal community of research, creating high profile collaborations and securing significant funding. Ricardo also plays a key role in shaping the intellectual leadership of Oxfam on the challenges facing development.
Prior to joining Oxfam, he worked with UNDP where he recently led the production of the first Africa Human Development Report. He co-authored several global Human Development Reports as well as the World Bank's World Development Report 2010 and is currently collaborating with the new assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Before joining UNDP, he worked in the Ministry of Social Development in Mexico and the research department of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years. Our new briefing calls for the world leaders meeting in Davos this week to counter...
Ricardo Fuentes Nieva
In the week before we launch our new paper on austerity, Ricardo Fuentes Nieva reveals that the richest in the US and the UK have paid a lower marginal tax rate over the last three decades and that...
It would be nice to believe that anyone can escape poverty through sheer hard work but, as Oxfam's Head of Research Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva explains, social mobility is far from perfect.
Poverty in the UK
If you had bags full of money and wanted to buy land, where would you go for a good deal? If you're only looking for ways to make a good profit and control your risk exposure, surely you would...
Ricardo Fuentes Nieva, Marloes Nicholls
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