The Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts

Oil rigs exist directly off the coast of Takorade, in the Western Region of Ghana. Oxfam worked with partner organization, Friends of the Nation, to help local coastal communities monitor environmental impact of the oil industry, and advocate on behalf of fishing communities and others in the coastal areas. Friends of the Nation are one of 100 members of the Civil Society Oil Platform, an association that is advocating for transparent management of oil revenue. Photo: Jeff Duetsch / Oxfam America Active citizens & accountable states

Ghana’s Oil 4 Food Campaign explained

Solomon Kusi Ampofo of Friends of the Nation Ghana explains what farmers demanded and what they achieved.

Housing for the wealthier middle classes rises above the insecure housing of a slum community in Lucknow, India. Photo: Tom Pietrasik / Oxfam Active citizens & accountable states

5 reasons to fight inequality: Pick one

Why we should be worried – very worried – about growing economic inequality and reducing economic inequality should be our new crusade.

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