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Researching the Killer Fact That Highlighted Global Economic Inequality

Researching the Killer Fact That Highlighted Global Economic Inequality
5 pages

Authors
Smith, Leila

Editors
Walsh, Martin

Publication date
19 Dec 2016

DOI
10.21201/2016.620162

ISBN
978-0-85598-853-1

Publisher
Oxfam GB

Series
Research in practice

Type
Research report

This case study of research in practice describes how in 2014 Oxfam staff researched and developed a powerful killer fact – that the 85 richest people owned as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people – and how this triggered international media coverage, political commentary, and record-level website hits.

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