Is India committed to reducing inequality? This report finds out more

Earlier this year Oxfam India published its report Widening Gaps: India Inequality Report 2018 on the real and rising inequality in the country. The report revealed some shocking statistics about the gap between the rich and poor, but more importantly, it debunked the myth that India is a...

Global Index reveals governments split between fighting and fueling inequality

Nigeria, Singapore, India and Argentina are among a group of governments that are fueling inequality, according to a newly released edition of the Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index developed by Oxfam and Development Finance International.  The Index ranks 157 countries on their...

Be a ChangeMaker with Oxfam's latest free course on Campaigning, Advocacy and Community Mobilisation

Make Change Happen is a new free online course from Oxfam and Open University, London and is hosted on the Futurelearn platform. The course runs over 8 weeks, beginning from October 15th.  It's aimed at informing, connecting and inspiring changemakers and activists. The course includes...

Why I joined the fight for Gender Equality!

As an Engineering graduate making a shift in the development sector, the new found exposure has been a life-changing one for me to the extent even making me regret over not making this shift early in my life. Initially, my awareness about the social development sector was quite elementary-‘Group of...

Factsheet – Emerging Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) & India

The New Development Bank (NDB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) are the world’s youngest development finance institutions and India possesses a significant stake in both Banks. This factsheet provides an overview of the structure and operations of the two banks as well as the...

Deconstructing Indian Overseas Foreign Direct Investments – Historical & Contemporary Trends

The Indian public and private sector have been investing in manufacturing and services in overseas markets for decades with the scale of such investments having accelerated markedly since the turn of the millennium. As its economy continues to grow, Indian businesses and corporations have managed...

The Right To Know – The NDB’s Information Disclosure Policy in a Comparative Context

The world’s youngest development finance institution (DFI), steered by the BRICS nations, released its information disclosure policy in June 2017. The core document is important in that establishes the Bank’s policy on transparency, accountability and inclusive participation. The policy was...

Factsheet – Indo-African Development Cooperation: History and Trends

Indo-African development cooperation is marked by capacity building, technical and economic initiatives and situated within the South South Cooperation framework of mutually beneficial partnerships and non-conditionality.

Implications of Wealth Taxes on Inequality in India

Economic inequality (income and wealth inequality) in India today is very high compared to international and historical standards. Further, due to low tax-GDP ratio and the resultant low spending on public services the situation of inequality is getting accentuated fast. Reforming the whole set of...

Oxfam India warns of sharply rising inequality in India

Inequality in India is real and has been rising sharply for the last three decades as an unfortunate legacy of the lopsided policy choices made by successive governments, Oxfam India said today as it published a new report.The report The Widening Gaps: India Inequality Report 2018 provides a...

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