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Photo: A small coffee plantation in Honduras, farmers like Francisco are being heavily affected by the impacts of climate change. Credit: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

Business must show more commitment and collaboration on climate change

OPINION: At the Paris climate summit there were promising signs from the private sector about taking action on climate change, but the path to a low carbon future is still far from clear....

Money exchanging hands

Webinar - on the cusp: proposals to advance the cash reform

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Pushpa Rawat,lives with her family in Poorvideen Kheda Busti, an illegal colony of 173 households, in the city of Lucknow, India. Credit: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam

Women’s work: mothers, children and the global childcare crisis

OPINION: Both women and children are suffering as a result of a global childcare crisis and a lack of policies to address the childcare deficit argues Tanvi Bhatkal, Research Officer at the...

panama papers

Thank you, Mossack Fonseca, for a textbook case study

OPINION: In light of the Panama Papers, tax havens have come under more scrutiny than ever before. Here Franziska Mager, Research Assistant at Oxfam, delves into why these leaks show the links...

The world's 62 richest people own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest people. Credit: Oxfam

The missing trillion

OPINION: As the poorest half of people are getting poorer, but their incomes are rising, there are questions around why. Below, Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam GB, has a conversation with Tony...

Policies to reduce inequality must factor in climate change. Credit: Scriberia

Tackling inequality and unsustainable consumption - together

OPINION: In many countries economic inequality is growing and the wealthiest are also those with the biggest carbon footprints. Dario Kenner, Independent Researcher, suggests that governments...

Tax havens: not as far away as you think

OPINION:  A new Oxfam report highlighted this week that because the UK heads up the world's biggest financial secrecy network, spanning its Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories...

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...

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