Subject: economics

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Onion pickers harvest onions in the yellow onion field in Hanareb, Barda, Azerbaijan. Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

What is a human worth? Bold commitments from business needed

Business has a key role to play in tackling inequality, but the evidence suggests this isn't happening. Erinch Sahan, Global Adviser on Business and Markets, proposes corporate targets that would...

The Isle of Shady, a pop-up tax haven set up by Enough Food for Everyone IF campaigners, sits on the South Bank of the river Thames. Credit: David Parry/PA

Fortunes for the fortunate – all 62 of them

The gap between the richest and the poorest in the world is growing at an alarming rate. In the run up to the World Economic Forum Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research, introduces Oxfam's...

Oxfam’s Even It Up Bus in Cardiff Bay, October 2015. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam Cymru's Blueprint for Change

The Welsh Assembly election in May 2016 offers a significant opportunity for every political party to transparently commit themselves to create a more equal Wales, within a more equal world. Carys...

A child watches traffic in Manila, Philippines 2014

Why extreme wealth is not merited

As inequality grows and the rich get richer, what are the implications of extreme wealth and is it in any way merited? Didier Jacobs, Senior Economist at Oxfam America, introduces his latest discussion...

Women march mining

Women's Everyday Resilience in Opposing Large Scale Mining

Mining in Latin America is big business and provides a substantial percentage of GDP, but is the economy a true measurement of 'Development'? Dr. Katy Jenkins, Co-Director of the Centre for...

A man pushes his bicycle, loaded with melons, past a billboard advertisement for Oman Air’s first class service (2013). Photo: Panos/GMB AKASH

Are some people consuming too much?

The issues of economic inequality and climate change are intrinsically linked. Katherine Trebeck, Policy and Research Advisor, suggests it's time we started talking about the elephant in the...

Measurement of national success according to NEF

Success is not just measured by GDP

Good jobs, wellbeing, health, the environment and fairness could be the best indicators of national success, according to the New Economics Foundation (NEF). Bethany Farr, Team Coordinator for our...

Luxury sports car showroom in Cape Town with homeless rough sleepers outside. Credit: Zed Nelson

Is South Africa operating in a safe and just space?

Oxfam's doughnut model provides a framework for policy makers to envisage a safe and socially just space for humanity. What would this look like if applied to one of the world's most unequal...

Bernarda Paniagua Santana in front of her business in Villa Eloisa de las Cañitas, Dominican Republic. Credit: Oxfam/Pablo Tosco

Tackling the gender pay gap via the G20 and C20

Valeria González Rangel, Oxfam Mexico International Initiatives Coordinator, writes about the importance of tackling women's economic inequality through international forums such as the G20....

Photo: Hawa Warsame. Credit: Adeso

Hanging by the thinnest thread

Last week, we launched our report Hanging By A Thread: The ongoing threat to Somalia's remittance lifeline at Chatham House in London. Here, Ed Pomfret, campaigns and policy manager for Oxfam...

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