Should inequality be part of the post-2015 agenda?
Inequality has become a hot topic in both the academic world and the world of policy. In our Inequality Dossier The Broker dissects the current upsurge of this inequality debate. We discuss the different approaches to inequality, map out where inequality is located, examine its economic, social and political consequences for societies, and review the effectiveness of different economic policies in combating income inequality. Throughout the report, we demonstrate that within-country income inequality is increasingly becoming a problem for societies and an urgent matter of concern for global policy makers.
The Broker is hosting a debate to discuss the importance of inequality for global development policies. This debate takes place in the general context of an on-going focus on The Broker website on the post-2015 agenda.
Main question: should inequality be one of the central themes, or perhaps the central theme, of the post-2015 global development agenda? And if so, in what way?
There are a number of important sub-questions relating to the main question, including: Should the fight against poverty be formulated in terms of national income inequality, as Andy Sumner argues? If so, should the focus on poverty and inequality reduction lie on middle- rather than low-income countries? What kind of economic (growth) model is suitable in the pursuit of a sustainable and inclusive world? Should the developed world be part of this quest?
And of course we are open to critical comments of the articles in our Inequality Dossier.
You are warmly invited to join the debate! We welcome your personal and critical reflections on how to tackle inequality, phrased in 500 words (max 1000) and with a short bio and picture for your author profile.
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