Inequality: Good with data, episode 1
In this episode we discuss inequality; the focus of SDG 10 and an issue that has risen up the international development agenda in recent years. But it’s one thing to acknowledge the problem, and quite another to know what to do about it.
In the first mini-series of Good with data we explore one of the most important issues in global development today, the Leave No One Behind Agenda; what it means, why it matters, and how we can make it a reality by improving data and making best use of existing data and evidence.
In this episode we discuss inequality, the focus of SDG 10 and an issue that has risen up the international development agenda in recent years. But it’s one thing to acknowledge the problem, and quite another to know what to do about it.
Our guests are:
- Andrés Barrios Arenas, the National Coordinator of Neustro Presupuesto (Our Budget), an initiative for people to analyse, understand and campaign for changes in state budgets in Mexico;
- Anda David, a Senior Researcher at the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in charge of research programmes on inequality, poverty and international migration;
- Dr. Ellen Ehmke, a Senior Expert on Inequality at the Robert Bosch Foundation.
For more on this subject, our briefing paper explores the relationship between inequality and poverty and some key indicators and associated data issues. An accompanying factsheet draws on this data to summarise recent global inequality trends. To find out why a concerted effort to understand inequality is so critical for development actors to realise the ambition of Agenda 2030, read our blog.
During the episode, we asked our panellists to share their recommendations for listeners to explore inequality issues further:
- Andrés recommended reading about the rights of indigenous peoples and the Mexican Zapatista movement;
- Anda recommended the short story The Great Silence, from the collection Stories of Your Life and Others, by Ted Chiang;
- Ellen recommended the documentary Dear Future Children, resources offered by the Fight Inequality Alliance and the Pathfinders initiative.
We value your feedback! If you have comments or ideas for the show please contact us. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review wherever you listen.
Strengthening national data ecosystems to leave no one behind: Good with data, episode 2
In this episode we discuss national data ecosystems, and why they are key to fostering a strong culture of data use to improve development policies and programmes that leave no one behind.
Inequality: Global trends
This factsheet presents trends and statistics that draw on a number of different datasets and use a variety of measures to understand the levels and trends of inequality.
Inequality, measuring it and why it matters for poverty reduction
This briefing explores the relationship between poverty and inequality, and shows that measuring, understanding and reducing inequality should be central to efforts tackle poverty, discrimination and exclusion.