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dc.contributor.authorHallum, Christian
dc.contributor.authorObeng, Kwesi W.
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-04T09:25:45Z
dc.date.available2019-07-04T09:25:45Z
dc.date.issued2019-07-09
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-451-1
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2019.4511
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620837
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>Inequality is at crisis levels in West Africa. While a small but growing number of people are becoming fantastically rich, the vast majority are denied the most essential elements of a dignified life, such as quality education, healthcare and decent jobs, despite remarkable economic growth driven by extractive industries. Oxfam&#8217;s <a href="https://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-commitment-to-reducing-inequality-index-2018-a-global-ranking-of-government-620553">Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index</a> shows that governments in West Africa are the least committed to reducing inequality of any on the continent. If they do not radically increase their commitment to reducing inequality, the crisis is likely to worsen.</p> <p>This report argues that governments must promote progressive taxation, boost social spending, strengthen labour market protection, invest in agriculture and strengthen land rights for smallholders, while ECOWAS needs to prioritize tackling inequality and develop a regional action plan to drastically improve the region&#8217;s performance.</p> </body> </html>en_US
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dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoFrenchen_US
dc.publisherOxfamen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-west-africa-inequality-crisis-how-west-african-governments-are-failing-to-r-620837
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.subjectInequalityen_US
dc.titleThe West Africa Inequality Crisis: How West African governments are failing to reduce inequality, and what should be done about iten_US
dc.typeBriefing paperen_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryBeninen_US
oxfam.subject.countryBurkina Fasoen_US
oxfam.subject.countryGhanaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryLiberiaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryMalien_US
oxfam.subject.countryMauritaniaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryNigeren_US
oxfam.subject.countryNigeriaen_US
oxfam.subject.countrySenegalen_US
oxfam.subject.countrySierra Leoneen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordInequalityen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordGender inequalityen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWest Africaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordAgricultureen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordLand rightsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSocial spendingen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordTaxationen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordLabour rightsen_US
refterms.dateFOA2019-07-09T00:00:00Z


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