WIID – a main source to monitor progress on SDG10 in the Sustainable Development Outlook 2021
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) released a major report on global progress towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on 20 September 2021.
The Sustainable Development Outlook 2021: From Anguish to Determination (SDO) charts a way forward for the world community to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), despite the setback caused by COVID-19. In doing so, it focuses on SDG 1 (poverty), SDG 2 (hunger), SDG 3 (health and well-being), SDG 8 (growth and employment), SDG 10 (inequality), and their interlinkages.
The World Income Inequality Database (WIID), hosted by UNU-WIDER is cited in the report as a main source of data on progress achieved worldwide towards reducing income inequality, one of the primary aims of SDG10: Reduced Inequality.
For each SDG, the SDO 2021 presents in-depth analyses, based on country case studies and the relevant literature. It focuses on policy efforts that are cross-cutting in nature and have positive effects on multiple SDGs.
The report was launched in an online event on 27 September 2021, moderated by Eliot Harris, the Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist at UN DESA, and discussed by Pedro Conceição, the lead author of the Human Development Report; Sanjay G. Reddy, Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research; Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University; and Yesim Tozan, Assistant Professor of Global Health in New York University School of Global Public Health. The SDO was presented by S. Nazrul Islam, Chief of the Development Research Branch of the Economic Analysis and Policy Division at UN DESA.