From Disparity to Dignity: tackling economic inequality through the Sustainable Development Goals

Organization(s): CESR
Author: Kate Donald, Lena Kahler, Nicholas Lusiani
Year: 2016
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The briefing explores a critical set of redistributive policies – in the areas of social protection, health, education and taxation – that are key to tackling economic inequality from a human rights perspective. It also explains the equally crucial ‘pre-distributive’ policies – actions governments should take to ensure the rules of the marketplace are equitable in the first place – such as employment and labor rights, care and family leave, and financial regulation. The briefing also underlines the urgency of coordinated action at the global level to tackle the structural factors fuelling inequality both within and between countries, such as cross-border tax abuse and democratic deficits in global economic governance.