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.
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.
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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.
How is Monash tackling inequality?
Monash aspires to be a national leader in Indigenous Australian advancement for staff, students and communities by creating an inclusive, respectful and welcoming environment that embeds Indigenous knowledges, worldviews and voices. Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Framework 2019-2030 establishes our ambitions for contributing to Indigenous advancement over the next 12 years.
The William Cooper Institute is a hub for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research, learning and engagement - promoting Indigenous leadership and advancement across Monash. The William Cooper Institute and the Monash Business School jointly offer the Master of Indigenous Business Leadership. It is a cross-disciplinary program where graduates will develop life-long personal and professional skills, and collaboratively explore the different cultural, political and economic contexts in which business is experienced by Indigenous communities, exchanging ideas on how to best steer change as emerging Indigenous leaders.
The Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Surveys have been providing a detailed analysis on social cohesion and population issues in Ausralia since 2017. The 2020 report includes discussion of public opinion on social cohesion, trust, immigration, asylum seekers, and ethnic, cultural and religious diversity.
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