An commentary feature by Equity for Children’s Executive Director, Alberto Minujin, and Director of Programs and Research, Günay Salazar, on the May 30 2013 High Level Panel (HLP) on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and its presented report entitled, “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development.”
This working paper authored by Edward Anderson and Tammie O’Neil on behalf of the Overseas Development Institute discusses main messages contained in the 2006 World Development Report, the 2005 Human Development Report, and the 2005 Report on the World Social Situation that relate to the issue of inequality and their implications for policy makers in governments and donor organizations.
This paper by David Satterthwaite, Diana Mitlin and Sheridan Bartlett was accepted under the “Addressing Inequalities” Global Thematic Consultation – Call for Proposals for Background Papers in October 2012. Urban dwellers in low- and middle-income nations are on average better off than those in rural areas – healthier, better educated, better housed, with more livelihood opportunities. This rural-urban distinction has encouraged a focus on rural poverty as the most compelling development concern.
This Innocenti Discussion Paper (UNICEF) by Frances Stewart discusses what a fair, or equitable, distribution is, drawing on some contributions of Western philosophers and economists. After reviewing different approaches, it argues that inequality among groups is particularly unjust. The paper argues for a plural perspective on the space in which inequality is assessed, following Sen’s capability approach. It is argued that the assessment should relate to functionings (or outcomes) rather than capabilities (or possibilities), especially for children whose choices are severely constrained.
Published by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland in 2013, this book identifies practical opportunities and challenges for raising health on political agendas. It stresses the importance of seizing opportunities for negotiating and implementing feasible policy solutions. The publication is a Finnish contribution to the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion.
This Innocenti Discussion Paper (UNICEF) by Ruth Bell, Angela Donkin, and Micahel Marot provides evidence about how social, economic and environmental conditions shape inequities in children’s outcomes. Building on insights generated through studies on the social determinants of health, the paper provides a framework to inform research and policy to reduce inequities in children’s outcomes, with a specific focus on low- and middle-income countries.