In light of reducing inequality as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, traditional measurement approaches need to be revised. Read why income inequality measures are currently lacking.▶
Targeting the Sustainable Development Goals ask for a strong approach and adequate measurements. Sometimes, traditional measurement approaches need to be revised. Peter van Bergeijk and Rolph van der Hoeven explain why the income inequality measur...▶
In many countries the share of labour in national income has declined over the last three decades. As a result, the low and middle-income groups of people who depend the most on wages for their income are crumbling. Meanwhile, the rich elites who...▶
Policies to improve inclusiveness should rethink the model of financial globalization in the same way as industrialization was embedded in national welfare states.▶
The MDGs, by emphasizing targets at a global level, have ignored the inequalities that average figures conceal (van der Hoeven, 2010, Vandemoortele, 2011, Melaned, 2012). Attention to inequality should be a basic element of any post-2015 agenda an...▶
‘Social and political dimensions of the global crisis: Implications for developing countries’. Under this title, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) organized an international conference in Geneva on 12-13 Novembe...▶
Rolph van der Hoeven is Professor on Employment and Development Economics at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague and member of the Committee on Development Cooperation of the International Advisory Council (AIV) to the Dutch Government. Previously he has worked for over 30 years in various place in the world at UNICEF and ILO, where he was most recentlymanager of the secretariat of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization and Director of ILO’s Policy Coherence Group.