Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Between 1990 and 2010, income inequality increased by 11% in developing countries, and for 75% of households in developing countries, communities are being hit by higher income inequality than they were in the 1990s.

Reducing the gap between the world’s rich and poor has a direct link to lifting people and communities out of poverty in order to improve conditions for health, education and wellbeing.

Alongside developing countries, island and landlocked countries are the most impacted by this inequality. The UN states that economic growth isn’t enough to address this serious problem, but that improved social justice and environmental sustainability is also essential.

As part of Goal 10 on reducing inequalities, the UN is aiming to grow and sustain income growth for the world’s lowest earning people (bottom 40 per cent) above the national average, to give them a chance to catch up by 2030. It also aims to concentrate on promoting economic inclusion for marginalised people and reducing employment discrimination through the regulation and strengthening of policies related to global financial markets.

How is Monash tackling inequality?

See Monash University's summary of activities for this goal across research, education, engagement and operations.

Monash University Progress Report 2020

Australia's progress towards Goal 10

The Transforming Australia: SDG Progress Report provides key information about how Australia is progressing towards achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Visit the Transforming Australia website to see Australia’s progress towards Goal 10.

Do you want to know how to achieve the SDGs?

MSDI has partnered with McMaster University to create the world's most comprehensive repository of research evidence. Click here for the latest evidence and research from around the world aligned with Goal 10.

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