Global Inequality is a Threat to Democracy

Every year, tax evasion in Africa keeps 4 million children from having healthcare.

These are the stakes for fighting offshore tax shelters, explains Winnie Byanyima, INET Global Commissioner and Executive Director of Oxfam International. Yes, Byanyima notes, Africa has experienced much economic growth in recent years, but when the rewards go to the few and not the many, poverty continues, human development stagnates, and democratic institutions suffer.