Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts


Time to deliver on climate finance: the cost of a just transition

At COP27, Oxfam will advocate for rich nations and big polluters to deliver adequate and fair climate financing to developing countries (which did the least to cause the climate crisis, but are experiencing the worst impacts). Currently, climate financing schemes from developed countries are burdening developing countries with debt and limiting sustainable development for millions.

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Corporate transparency: The need of the hour

In the past year, we've seen a vicious backlash against “ESG” (environmental, social, and corporate governance measures meant to hold companies to account). Now, in the wake of midterm elections that left us with a divided Congress, the agency charged with ensuring corporate transparency faces fierce political headwinds.

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There’s a lot on the ballot Tuesday. Don’t miss your chance to vote for good!

The map of voter turnout for midterm elections has been sad and spotty over the past century. In 2018, just half the electorate showed up, versus nearly two thirds in 2020. But these elections are vitally important: for legislators, and for initiatives. Here we offer a quick rundown of some key efforts to get out the vote for good.

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