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Megan is WhyDev's former chief editor and is the Media Coordinator at Oxfam Australia. She has an MA in International Development and a broad range of development interests, including global trade, Indigenous rights, gender equality, Middle Eastern politics and the representation of Islam and terrorism in media discourse. She tweets at @Megan_Giles_ Any of her views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of her employers.

8 men own the same wealth as bottom 50% of humanity: How did we get here and what’s it doing to us? Business General Governance Policy 

8 men own the same wealth as bottom 50% of humanity: How did we get here and what’s it doing to us?

A new Oxfam report has found that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest 50% of humanity: a shocking statistic which shows that global inequality is far worse than previously thought. Megan Giles tries to figure out how we got here and what it's doing to us. Our reliance on GDP as an indicator, corporate tax avoidance...
Drones are cheap, functional and ready for disasters General Humanitarian Relief & Post-Conflict Technology 

Drones are cheap, functional and ready for disasters

An independent research report called “Drones in Humanitarian Action” has been released by the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSB) in partnership with CartONG, UAViators and Zoi Environment Network. The report finds that drones are cheap, user-friendly, functional and ready for deployment in a variety of humanitarian crisis contexts. Drones have enormous potential in a variety of emergency scenarios, however...