Inequality runs deeper than income

Inequality runs deeper than income

A team of LSE researchers, led by Abigail McKnight, and Oxfam experts, led by Alex Prats at Oxfam Intermón in Barcelona, have been working to develop a multi-dimensional inequality framework and toolkit.  In this short series of blogs they outline the project’s context and objectives, the Inequality Framework and Toolkit themselves, and the progress of two pilots in Spain and Guatemala.  In this first blog Abigail McKnight and Alex Prats discuss the why campaigners should use their Framework to look beyond income inequality.

How corruption drives inequality, and what we can do about it

How corruption drives inequality, and what we can do about it

The Paradise Papers, and the Panama Papers before, have laid bare the financial secrecy that permits large scale proceeds of corruption, tax avoidance and criminal activity to be laundered, shifted around the globe, and stored out of view from authorities.  Everyday petty corruption also drives inequality around the world. But what can be done?

Louise Russell Prywata explores the key issues and possible solutions. 

Changing philanthropy to challenge inequality

Changing philanthropy to challenge inequality

‘Philanthropy is not a sector that likes to change’, Darren Walker asserted at a recent lecture at the London School of Economics. Although the Ford Foundation (where Walker is President) has been changing in recent years, his assertions still ring true: many philanthropic organisations have bold rhetoric on inequality, but (as he put it) ‘stop short of interrogating their own practice’.

Join us in the Fight for a More Equal World

Join us in the Fight for a More Equal World

Welcome to the new blog from the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity.

These pages will feature the latest writing from our Atlantic Fellows on issues connected to inequalities around the world. This will be a rich source of debate on the causes, effects, and possible solutions for inequalities around the world, and a stepping stone to strengthening the fight against inequity.

But what is AFSEE?