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.
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