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24 June 2019
UNDP’s Human Development Report turns 30 next year. This is a moment both for celebrating the report’s impact, and for reflecting on how it can continue to help global development in a landscape dominated by the SDGs. “People,” began the first Human Development Report (HDR), “are the real wealth of nations”. That 1990 report marked a turning point...
13 June 2019
The goal of reducing inequalities is enshrined in the 2030 Agenda and its central pledge of leaving no one behind, which recognizes the need for inclusion and empowerment of the most vulnerable. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10 aims to “reduce inequality between and within countries,” but the other goals also envision advancing equity. While...
10 June 2019
Nevena Kulic is a Researcher at the European University Institute and Christina Lengfelder is a Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office at UNDP. Education has often been called the great equalizer of societies. But in spite of considerable progress in access to primary and secondary education, steep inequalities in human...
23 May 2019
At the World Inequality Lab, Thomas Blanchet is the Statistical tools and methods coordinator; Lucas Chancel is the Co-Director; and Amory Gethin is a Research Fellow. After a decade of economic stagnation and growing macroeconomic divergences, the challenges associated with trade globalisation, technological progress and rising job insecurity...
13 May 2019
*/ Income inequality is the result of complex processes with multiple interacting driving forces but understanding those drivers in emerging economies is particularly difficult because of data and analytical challenges. While most middle-income countries produce comprehensive household surveys these are subject to limitations. It can, for...
10 April 2019
Inequality is a defining challenge of our time. But what does it really look like? Do we have the right measures of inequality? And what might this mean for societies worldwide for the rest of the 21st Century? On 29 March 2019, the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) organized an Open Dialogue on Inequality in the 21st Century led by Achim...
21 March 2019
Click here for FRENCH and SPANISH The report, to be released in the last quarter of the year, will provide a comprehensive picture of the many forms of inequality that are shaping the 21st Century. New York, March 2019 - Today’s world remains deeply unfair. The life and prospects faced by a newborn in a poor country or in a poor household are...