Oxfam works in 27 of the 53 Commonwealth member states including Kenya where our Wezesha Jamii project supports women working in the informal economy in Nairobi. Credit: Katie G. Nelson/Oxfam

Can Commonwealth countries agree on climate change, refugees and inequality?

Claire Spoors Aid, General, Inequality Leave a Comment

In the run up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting Claire Spoors dares to hope that common ground can be found on the issues that matter for people living in poverty. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) takes place next week in London and Windsor, bringing together the leaders of the Commonwealth member states, a seemingly disparate group …

Oxfam staff on the phone to supporters, Feb 2017. Credit: Oxfam

We’re not testing drugs but Oxfam should randomize more

Franziska Mager Inequality, Research Leave a Comment

Oxfam should expand its toolkit for understanding support for the problems we care about among the UK public, argues Franziska Mager. You might think that when it comes to research, Oxfam’s ways of working have near nothing in common with a pharmaceutical company. I argue that the one thing which our public facing teams should adopt from these companies is …

Line-workers make trousers and jackets for international brands at a garment factory in Dong Nai province, Vietnam, on November 21, 2017. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Four ways to make trade work for gender equality

Marion Sharples Gender, Inequality, Women's Economic Empowerment Leave a Comment

How can trade work for, not against, gender equality? Marion Sharples shares the key messages from a recent webinar hosted by Oxfam and the Gender and Development Network. Women’s economic empowerment is flavour of the month in policy circles, and international trade is seen as a key lever to getting there. However, the conversation often centres on including women in …

Would you care more about inequality, if you understood the scale of it?

Christopher Hoy Inequality, Methodology Leave a Comment

This podcast looks at people’s perceptions of inequality, what they care about and what they want done about it. Taken from research commissioned for Oxfam by Christopher Hoy at the Australia National University, we give an insight into how this data can be used for campaigning work. As part of Oxfam’s release of Reward Work, Not Wealth for the World Economic …

Reward work, not wealth: How can we solve the inequality crisis?

Nick Bryer Inequality Leave a Comment

In this podcast, we speak to the authors and advisers of a new Oxfam report Reward work, not wealth, and discuss the links between inequality and poverty, as well as the solutions that governments and the private sector should adopt. Last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history, one more every two days. This huge increase could have …

Oxfam's campaign social media graphic for 'Reward work, not wealth'. Credit: Oxfam

Wealth and income inequality: two trends, one story

Diego Vazquez Inequality, Living wage, Tax 1 Comment

As Oxfam launches it’s Reward Work, Not Wealth report, Diego Vazquez takes us through the difference between income and wealth.  One of the most interesting findings in the latest Davos report is that whilst the inequality crisis continues to increase with the accumulation of the world´s wealth by a just few billionaires, global income inequality has decreased during the last …