The Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts


Private sector engagement

Global bigwigs push back on big oil

The chair of the Africa Progress Panel, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, has pushed back on an oil industry attack against the landmark US Dodd-Frank Act oil and mining payment disclosure provision. In an op-ed in today’s New York Times, Annan said the lawsuit launched by the American Petroleum Institute against the US Securities […]

Private sector engagement

US giving away gold

Taxpayers receive zero benefits from federal lands gold mining

Active citizens & accountable states

Peru’s mining conflicts explode again: Protests and violence in Espinar

Peru’s long-simmering mining-related social conflicts blew up again last week in the southern province of Espinar, where police shot and killed two local community members who were protesting for greater benefits from giant Swiss mining company Xstrata. As I’ve written previously, Peru has been beset by such conflicts for more than 10 years, as high […]

Resource rights

The fight is on!

Anti-poverty and financial transparency campaigners take on big oil