The Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts

After years of high-stakes litigation and media fanfare, the parties—BP, the federal government, and the Governors of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas—announced the outline of a roughly $18.7 billion settlement to restore environmental and economic damages in the region. Disasters & conflicts

And now, the work begins

The billions from the BP settlement that will soon flow to the Gulf Coast states provide an opportunity to repair ecosystems and restore the economic and social life of coastal communities.

Break out group discussion at the “2nd National Civil Society Forum on Ghana’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) Programme”, Organized by the CS Platform in Accra on June 16, 2015. Picture: Godson Aloryito. Politics of poverty

A New IMF?

Will Ghana's IMF Program exemplify how the New Fund is embracing transparency and citizen participation?

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