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UN Commission on the Status of Women

Blog: How UN CSW can make Post-2015 more relevant to women’s rights

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Overcoming inequality and climate change is key to ending poverty and suffering

Blog: Overcoming inequality and climate change is key to ending poverty and suffering

Two major injustices – inequality and climate change – are threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger. By concentrating wealth and power in the hands of a few, inequality robs the poorest people of the support they need to improve their lives. And as climate change devastates crops and livelihoods, it undoes poor people’s efforts to feed their families.

La desigualdad revierte los progresos realizados en la lucha contra la pobreza

Blog: La desigualdad revierte los progresos realizados en la lucha contra la pobreza

Inequality undermining progress on poverty goals

Blog: Inequality undermining progress on poverty goals

When the world’s governments meet at a special session of the UN this week to take stock of toward the Millennium Development Goals and negotiating a blueprint for global development, my message to them will be that only by confronting inequality head-on will poverty be overcome.

The fight against poverty and inequality – we are all in this together

Blog: The fight against poverty and inequality – we are all in this together

In 2000, the world set the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) as a global framework to halve extreme poverty by 2015 and has been working since then to achieve them.

There have been some significant achievements, such as Nepal's success in reducing the infant mortality rate by one third in five years.

Gasto en los ODM, Government Spending Watch (GSW)

Blog: Los gobiernos están cumpliendo con las inversiones para lograr los ODM?

En el mundo del desarrollo, el dinero es la respuesta a muchas preguntas. Si queremos saber cuánto hemos progresado en la consecución de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio (ODM), o qué rumbo debemos seguir a la hora de determinar una agenda post 2015, es esencial disponer de las cifras correctas. Esto es lo que hace que Government Spending Watch (GSW) sea tan interesante.

Dépenses consacrées aux OMD, Government Spending Watch (GSW)

Blog: Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement : les gouvernements dépensent-ils comme promis ?

Dans le domaine du développement, l'argent résout de nombreux problèmes. Si l'on souhaite savoir dans quelle mesure des progrès ont été réalisés pour atteindre les Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD) ou dans quelle direction il faudrait s'orienter pour le programme de l'après-2015, il convient en premier lieu de disposer de donées fiables, avant de pouvoir avancer.

MDG spending, Government Spending Watch (GSW)

Blog: Are governments meeting their MDG spending targets?

In the world of development, money answers many questions. If we’re interested in finding out how far we have come in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) or in what direction we should go for a post-2015 agenda, having the right numbers in place is paramount to moving forward. This is what makes Government Spending Watch (GSW) so exciting.

The Post-2015 agenda: Keeping an eye on the have-mores

Blog: The Post-2015 agenda: Keeping an eye on the have-mores

On why the post-2015 agenda should include a goal to limit the negative characteristics of inequality. On how indicators of income concentration are better suited for this. One proposal that could be used is the Palma index despite some technical shortcomings.

The world of development wonks is abuzz with discussion about what to include in the post-2015 MDG framework. One of the areas that has gotten plenty of attention is the issue of inequality (although it didn’t feature prominently in the summary report of a recent meeting in Bali, but that’s another story).

Parwan-e-duo slum, Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: Jason P. Howe/Oxfam

Blog: Inequality: a political problem requiring a political solution

This blog was co-written by Nicole Metz, Oxfam Novib policy advisor on the Post-2015 Agenda, and Tom van der Lee, a member of the Board of Directors of Oxfam Novib.

Inequality is not just unethical, it is also economically inefficient, politically corrosive, socially divisive, and environmentally destructive.

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