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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...

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...

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...

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. ...

2014: the year of hard truths or return of the good times?

Economic growth returned to the UK last year and unemployment is falling, but can people on the lowest incomes expect things to get better in 2014? Krisnah Poinasamy analyses recent good and bad...

Autumn Statement: the poorest pay twice

Following yesterday's Autumn Statement, Chris Johnes, Oxfam's Director for UK Poverty, reacts to the Chancellor's announcements and their impact on those struggling to get by in the UK....

Lining up life and economy to create a good society

I did a bit of thinking over the summer. Mulling over ideas such as what is 'good development'? What is a good society? What is 'good growth' rather than just recovery of the old...

Tackling poverty needs 'radical action', not more economic failure

Government action on poverty and inequality tinkers around the edges of our economy but success depends on more radical measures, writes Judith Robertson, head of Oxfam Scotland. ...

Fishermen carry a boat in Indonesia. Credit: Jim Holmes/Oxfam

Should we (and everyone in Davos) worry about extreme wealth?

First posted on From Poverty to Power, Duncan Green on how we cannot afford to ignore the extreme inequality produced by extreme wealth.  ...

'Indignez vous' graffiti from Nantes. Credit: Freddy Mechin

Bad economics and bad arithmetic: austerity is not working

European leaders pushing austerity as the solution to the current economic crisis are guilty of bad economics, bad arithmetic and ignoring the lessons of history. That's  not just my view...