Inequality

Trapped: High Inequality and Low Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean is a region of great contrasts, where wealth and prosperity coexist with vulnerability and extreme poverty. The list of contrasts is long and familiar. The region is also characterized by very volatile and low average growth, explained by low productivity.

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In the last decade or so the Republic of Moldova has made important positive progress in terms of human development, yet the country continues to face a number of very complex challenges that require a collaborative effort and action by all stakeholders involved.

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06 April 2020 | Carolina Rivera, Policy Analyst, HDRO

Gender inequalities are rooted in traditional discriminatory social norms and power imbalances that are perpetuated throughout the life cycle and p

05 March 2020 | HDRO

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Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: Inequalities in human development in the 21st century

In every country many people have little prospect for a better future. They are without hope, purpose or dignity, watching from society’s sidelines as they see others pulling ahead to ever greater prosperity. Worldwide many have escaped extreme poverty.

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16 September 2019 | HDRO

On 16 September, the Human Development Report Office invited Michèle Lamont, Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies and Ro