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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...

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...

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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Filling the Green Climate Fund – working out a fair shares system

The Green Climate Fund will soon be open for business, but what's the fairest way for it to be filled in order to reach the goal of $15 billion? Kiri Hanks shares Oxfam's analysis. ...

Open pit mining at Jaenschwalde, Germany. Photo: Christian Mang/Greenpeace

Why tackling global poverty means we must break our fossil fuel addiction

Climate change is already making people hungry. As we launch our new briefing paper calling for tougher action on fossil fuels, our campaigns director Ben Phillips explains why we need to break our...

Sukitha has worked at Oxfam's dairy co-op in Muruganwr, Sri Lanka since 2009. Credit: Abir Abdullah/Oxfam

Social investing in Asia - does it need to be more courageous?

There's a growing interest in ethical investment in Asia but funds are still reluctant to risk investing in fledgling rural enterprises. Here Kim Sophastienphong, Enterprise Development Programme...

Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan, where recent rains are making life intolerable for civilians. Fighting has forced more than a million people from their homes, and up to 50,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition if they don't receive adequate humanitarian aid. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

The UK's unique opportunity to change millions of lives

On 12th September UK MPs have the chance to make a binding legal commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid. Here Oxfam's Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, explains...

A Financial Transactions Tax but is it fit for Robin Hood?

After four years of campaigning, a Financial Transaction Tax is likely to be introduced by 11 European countries next week. But Inequality Public Campaign Manager Adam Musgrave, asks whether European...

Lesotho health budget diagram

Public-private health partnerships: a warning from Lesotho

The Queen 'Mamohato Memorial Hospital in Lesotho, built under public-private partnership, has been described as a new era for healthcare in Africa. However, as Anna Marriott explains, the hospital's...

Baby Zaza Ekatashvili in Tkviavi clinic, Georgia. Credit: Justyna Mielnikiewicz/Oxfam

Health insurance schemes are leaving the poor behind

In the name of Universal Health Coverage, some donors and governments are promoting health insurance schemes that leave the poor behind. Here, Anna Marriott calls instead for tax reform...

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