March 2020 / Stephanie Guha, Poverty Reduction and Social Development Adviser, SDC
The wave of demonstrations sweeping across countries is a clear sign that, for all our progress, something in our globalised society is not working. Different triggers are bringing people onto the streets: the cost of a train ticket, the price of petrol, political demands for independence. The latest Human Development Report argues that the connecting thread is deep and rising frustration with inequalities. This report builds on a new framework of analysis that looks at inequalities by going beyond income, beyond averages and beyond today. But the problem of inequality is not beyond solutions, it says, proposing a battery of policy options to tackle it.
Click here to read the full report and see below for an animated summary of the report: