The pandemic treaty must put people before Big Pharma profits

Abha Jeurkar Inequality, Influencing, Private sector

How can governments negotiating a new deal on pandemic preparedness and response make sure they don’t repeat the failures of COVID-19? They must ignore corporate lobbying and address the patent regimes that blocked billions from accessing lifesaving vaccines, says Abha Jeurkar

Think informal women workers don’t pay tax? Actually they pay more tax than Elon Musk…

Alex Bush Gender, Tax, Women's Economic Empowerment

The reality is that hundreds of millions of informal and unpaid women workers are paying way more than their fair share – while the super-rich avoid taxes with impunity. Alex Bush, Clare Coffey and Saleha Shah debunk some myths about tax and women’s informal work.

The super-rich pay lower taxes than you – and here’s how they do it…

Chiara Putaturo Inequality, Research, Tax

How do the wealthy get away with paying a lower percentage of their income and wealth in taxes than ordinary people? A big part of the answer is that many of their fortune streams, from dividends to inheritance, are chronically undertaxed, says Chiara Putaturo in our latest blog for Davos 2023

Whether in Asia, Africa or North America, it’s been a profitable polycrisis for billionaires

Anthony Kamande Inequality, Research, Tax

Around the world it seems the pandemic and surging food and fuel prices have actually boosted the wealth of the super-rich, even as they pushed hundreds of millions of ordinary people into misery and penury, says Anthony Kamande in our second blog for Davos 2023

Taxation of the super-rich has collapsed: as one in eight people go to bed hungry, that simply has to change

Max Lawson Inequality, Research, Tax

When even millionaires are pleading to be taxed so governments can tackle our colliding global crises, we can see there’s something rotten in the state of economic policy. Max Lawson introduces Oxfam’s 2023 Davos report, ‘Survival of the Richest: How we must tax the super-rich now to fight inequality’

Asian countries are making women and carers pay a painful price for austerity

Myrah Nerine Butt Research, Violence Against Women and Girls, Women's Economic Empowerment

A recent analysis by Oxfam ranked Asia as the worst global region for investment in public services. In our final blog for the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, Myrah Nerine Butt spells out how such economic policy choices add up to structural violence against Asian women

How can we tackle the pain austerity inflicts on women? Start by really seeing and valuing the work they do

Anam Parvez Research, Violence Against Women and Girls, Women's Economic Empowerment

As Oxfam releases a new report highlighting austerity as a form of gender-based violence, Anam Parvez and Clare Coffey identify three deep-rooted attitudes at the root of this economic violence, including the idea that the work women do isn’t real work