Economic inequality and injustice are on the rise. The elite is expanding their wealth at the expense of everyone else. Oxfam IBIS is working to strengthen the capacity and influence of civil society at local, national and international level to push for progressive taxation and a new economic model that puts people and climate first.
in the world have more wealth than the poorest 40%.
has only 7% of the global income.
is lost in Africa due to illicit financial flows. Every year.
achieved in our programmes on Economic Justice from 2018 -2021
To tackle the increasing economic inequality and lack of fiscal justice which undermine stability, financing of social services and the achievement of the SDG’s, Oxfam IBIS works to empower the voice and capacity of civil society to influence governments and international actors to redouble their efforts to strengthen progressive and gender sensitive tax mobilization and reinvest in pro-poor public spending.
Together with partners and allies, we seek to address the root causes of economic injustice and promote alternatives to austerity measures, the debt crisis, and to illicit financial flows that undermine public budgets and weaken the link between progressive taxation and sustainable development outcomes.
Civil society movements, youth, women and local communities are rising against the extreme concentration of wealth and power. Oxfam IBIS is supporting them to proactively engage and collaborate with governments, private sector and financial institutions to identity pro-poor solutions and to hold them accountable for complying with sustainable, fair and responsible business standards and policies.
“ Decades of progress on extreme poverty are now in reverse and millions of people are facing impossible rises in the cost of simply staying alive ”
Oxfam Denmark annually supports and strengthens civil society organizations and social movements worldwide to push governments for more inclusive and progressive tax systems and economic policies. You can support Oxfam IBIS’ collaboration with investigative journalists and independent media to uncover the negative consequences of economic inequality and create public awareness. Your support can also strengthen Oxfam IBIS’ work with youth and women’s movements in Africa and Latin America in their fight for progressive economic policies and taxation.