Fighting inequality through fair taxation and public service provision for all

The role of aid and fiscal policies in reducing inequalities: Promoting progressive taxation, public services and gender equality

High-level panel - Auditorium
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
11:30 to 13:00

High economic disparity is detrimental to economic growth and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Increasing income and wealth inequality, coupled with persistent gender inequality, erodes social cohesion and leads to political polarisation. This session will explore the intersectionality of economic inequality, lack of public services and regressive taxation, which traps people in poverty and disproportionately impacts women. With a growing consensus on the role of fiscal policies and official development assistance to generate sufficient revenue to support quality public services, this panel will discuss the most effective ways to ensure just mobilisation and distribution to benefit all people.

Organised by


Michael Peel
European diplomatic correspondent
Financial Times Group
Cécile Duflot
Executive Director
Oxfam France
Lucas Chancel
Codirector of the World Inequality Lab
Paris School of Economics
Félix Fernández-Shaw
European Commission DG DEVCO
Sephutile Mhlongo
Young Leader - Kingdom of Eswatini
Victoria Perry
Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department
International Monetary Fund