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    Unblocking Bottlenecks to Effective Resource Revenue Management in Peru

    Oxfam America is working to examine and address issues that limit progress toward alleviating poverty in countries with large extractive industries (EI). Peru’s canon minero program requires distribution of substantial EI tax revenues to regional and local governments, yet social gains are inconsistent across the country.

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    From Paycheck to Pantry: Hunger in Working America

    Food insecurity is a reality for millions of Americans every year. Some turn to the government for food assistance; some turn to private food charities. And while many of us think of those using food banks as destitute or homeless, the reality is much different.

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    Drivers of Economic Inequality

    The Drivers of Economic Inequality: A primer

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    Even it up: Time to end extreme inequality

    Using new research and examples, this report shows the scale of the problem of extreme economic inequality, and reveals the multiple dangers it poses to people everywhere.

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    R4 Rural Resilience Initiative

    Quarterly report | April - June 2014

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    Feed the Future Investment in Ethiopia: Implications for Sustainable Food Security and Poverty Reduction

    The government of Ethiopia has set ambitious goals for achieving economic transformation through growth in the agricultural sector. Ethiopia also relies heavily on foreign assistance, and development aid is indispensable to achieving the transformation goals. The United States (US) is one of Ethiopia’s top donors, with aid for agriculture development increasing since the launch of the Feed the Future (FtF) initiative in 2009. Ethiopia is expected to receive about $270 million of FtF funding over a five-year period (2011-2016). A crucial question is how these investments can achieve broad, sustainable, and inclusive impacts, considering that past interventions have had limited effect. This report, commissioned by Oxfam America, is an assessment of the US FtF investments in Ethiopia. It aims to inform discussions of and advocacy about sustainable and inclusive agricultural investment.