Do we even have better global market information on food commodities?
Why the G8 is made for campaigners
While there wasn’t anywhere near enough political will at Camp David, Los Cabos, or Rio, the growing insistence of civil society, north and south, especially young people, was undeniable.
This year’s G20 Summit in Mexico just wrapped up with hugely disappointing results on the issues that Oxfam cares about, including food security and price volatility, innovative financing, and reducing inequality. G20 leaders were fixated on the ongoing European financial crisis and managed to barely skim the surface on critical environment and development issues. It’s […]
Victoria Marzilli is Oxfam America’s new media specialist. This blog was originally published on the Oxfam International’s GROW blog channel. What is the G20? The G20—or group of 20—started as a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from 20 major economies (it’s actually 19 countries, plus the European Union) that gather annually to […]
This blog post was written by Paul O’Brien, Vice President for Policy and Campaigns at Oxfam America. You’ve heard the old line about how a “rising tide lifts all boats”? In fact, the evidence shows that the “rising tide” of global economic growth is in fact lifting mostly yachts; meanwhile, a lot of people are […]