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Anthony Mokowa cycling home, he bought his bicycle with the money made from selling tomatoes, he has a much improved harvest thanks to an Oxfam funded irrigation scheme. Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

People, planet and profit: the three Ps of impact investment

Are we entering a new era of corporate social responsibility and ethical investors? Oskar Haq our financial sector adviser in Asia explains why impact investment is becoming ever more popular. ...

UK hunger: why is it rising and what can we do about it?

Oxfam believes that no one should go hungry, let alone in the seventh richest country in the world. Yet in Britain one in five people live below the poverty line and life expectancy in some areas...

French economist Thomas Piketty at the reading for his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, on 18 April 2014 at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Should You Read Thomas Piketty on the Beach This Summer?

French economist Thomas Piketty at the reading for his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, on 18 April 2014 at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Image by Sue Gardner. ...

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The World Economic Forum in the world's most unequal region

Last week Latin American economic elites met for the regional World Economic Forum in Panama. Here Francoise Vanni reflects on the meeting and the challenge of changing the dynamics of wealth and...

Office Workers on the Bridge. Credit: Dave Collier

Build back better: time for a new economic model

When politicians talk of economic recovery, how are they measuring success? Recovering the old economic model is not good enough says Katherine Trebeck, the economy needs to serve the people. ...

The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer and his distinctive red budget box

Austerity is not over for the UK’s hungry families

George Osborne, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, today set out his spending plans for the next year. But although the rhetoric is all about resilience, the poorest and most vulnerable in the UK...

Behind the brands campaign poster

Behind the Brands: what progress one year on?

In February 2013 we launched an ambitious campaign using the power of consumers and investors to hold the world's biggest food and drinks companies to account for what happens in their supply...

A Roma family in their dilapidated flat in Govanhill,Glasgow. Andy Hall/Oxfam

What will it take to really tackle inequality?

Economic growth and poverty reduction do not always go hand in hand. Katherine Trebeck argues that if we're serious about tackling inequality we need to rethink our economic model. ...

Women's rally in Uttar Pradesh, India. Credit: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

Working for the few: private power over democracy

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...

46 Indian billionaires are worth 10% of GDP

Let's talk about inequality

Today's guest blogger Amit Sengupta of Oxfam India reports on a groundbreaking public debate on inequality that took place in New Dehli Townhall last month. ...

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