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dc.contributor.authorKamande, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-09
dc.date.available2022-02-09
dc.date.issued2022-02-09
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-857-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/621348
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed millions into poverty in East Africa, and worsened inequality. The economic crisis continues, due to the obscene global vaccine inequality, which means that only 4% of East African citizens had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, compared with 71% in high-income countries by&#160;mid-January2022.&#160;Many East African governments were already hamstrung by high debt and budget deficits before the pandemic, preventing them from responding with large recovery programmes. Other governments did increase spending, but five are now forecasting major budget cuts for 2022&#8211;26. These cuts will stop them combating the increases in poverty and inequality that have resulted from COVID-19. However, building back during and after the pandemic offers East African governments a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do what their citizens want: make their economic systems fairer by increasing taxes on wealthy and large corporations, boost public spending (especially on healthcare, education and social protection), and improving workers&#8217; rights. With external support, including through comprehensive debt relief and more aid, they can reduce inequality drastically and eliminate extreme poverty by 2030.&#160;</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent47en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfamen_US
dc.publisherDevelopment Finance Internationalen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-inequality-crisis-in-east-africa-fighting-austerity-and-the-pandemic-621348
dc.subjectInequalityen_US
dc.subjectRightsen_US
dc.titleThe Inequality Crisis in East Africa: Fighting austerity and the pandemicen_US
dc.typeResearch reporten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryBurundien_US
oxfam.subject.countryThe Democratic Republic of Congoen_US
oxfam.subject.countryEthiopiaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryKenyaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryRwandaen_US
oxfam.subject.countrySomaliaen_US
oxfam.subject.countrySouth Sudanen_US
oxfam.subject.countryUgandaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordInequalityen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordAusterityen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordCoronavirusen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordCRI Indexen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordIMFen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordLabour rightsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSocial protectionen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordTaxationen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordEast Africaen_US
refterms.dateFOA1991-08-09T00:00:00Z


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