Unpacking the Risks of Doing Business in India

The World Economic Forum recently published its annual Global Risks Report for 2017. This report is based on a global perception survey covering various age groups, countries and sectors such as business, academia, civil society and government. This report highlights risks of highest concern for...

Inequality in India: what's the real story?

India is suddenly in the news for all the wrong reasons. It is now hitting the headlines as one of the most unequal countries in the world, whether one measures inequality on the basis of income or wealth.So how unequal is India? As the economist Branko Milanovic says: “The question is simple, the...

Oxfam International signs historic deal to move to Nairobi, Kenya

22 July 2016 -- When I became Executive Director of Oxfam International in May 2013 I was very proud and very excited. Oxfam is one of the world’s most recognisable and renowned social justice International NGOs, a group of organisations united in the fight against poverty. The chance to help shape...

ISSUE 6 (March-May, 2016) : Exploring the link between extreme inequality and tax justice

This sixth edition of VOICE is insightful as well as exciting as it helps us link the myriad-faceted concept of inequality with tax justice.

Panama Papers Reveal the Murky Details of the Richest 1%: Oxfam India

In light of the investigation into tax havens published today by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and other news organizations, Dr Nisha Agrawal, Oxfam India’s chief executive officer said, “The Panama Papers give us a disturbing look into the murky world of tax...

Ending The Era Of Tax Havens

The gap between the rich and the rest is growing. Tax havens are at the heart of the inequality crisis, enabling corporations and wealthy individuals to dodge paying their fair share of tax.This prevents states from funding vital public services and combating poverty and inequality, with especially...

Basic Income: A radical idea for eliminating poverty

I imagine most of my readers have never heard of Dauphin, Manitoba. A small, farming community in Canada, Dauphin is a town that was part of an experiment back in the 1970s. The “mincome” project was launched in 1974, and offered everyone a minimum income. Unfortunately, the project was shut down...

Global elite continues to make billions from rigged economic system, Forbes rich list shows

The annual Forbes rich list released today highlighted a slight downturn in fortunes of the rich elite but huge global inequalities remain.Claire Godfrey, Head of Policy for Oxfam’s Even it Up campaign said:“A slight fall in the number of billionaires and their fortunes doesn’t change much: a small...

53 men and 9 women own as much wealth as half the world's population, Oxfam says

The gap between the richest and the poorest is widening.A new report from Oxfam International, "An Economy for the 1%," says that the richest 1% of the world's population now own more than everyone else combined, while 62 of the world's richest people own about the same as the bottom half of the...

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