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Inequality

We have 8 items tagged with ‘Inequality’.
  • A gold-plated "supercar". London's newspapers recently reported on a Saudi Arabian prince who had four gold-plated sports cars flown to London for his use while on holiday (Photo: Alexandre Prévot, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Critical theme: tackling inequality and unsustainable consumption

    On 20 April IIED hosted a discussion meeting to look at how organisations and researchers can collaborate to develop policies that could reduce inequality and lessen the impact of over consumption on the environment

    21 April 2016 | Article | Economics
  • The world's top bankers discussed international financial systems at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Photo: swiss-image.ch/Remy Steinegger, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    It's time for the Davos super-rich to pay their fair share

    As the rich and powerful gather in Davos, IIED director Camilla Toulmin urges a change in attitudes to taxation to tackle growing inequality

    22 January 2015 | Blog | Economics
  • IIED director Camilla Toulmin discussed policies that foster equality on a SciDev.Net podcast (Photo: IIED)

    IIED director Camilla Toulmin on policies for equality

    Camilla Toulmin, director of IIED, discussed policies that foster equality and the need to tackle those which keep poor people poor when she was interviewed for a podcast produced by SciDev.Net

    5 September 2014 | Article | Communication
  • Image of a solar panel, with light glinting off it.

    Green Growth and equity must go hand in hand

    The OECD’s latest report begins to bridge the growing divide between international institutions’ focus on green growth, and developing countries’ need for greater equity.

    13 June 2013 | Blog | Governance
  • A mom and her newborn baby at the Maternal & Child Health Training Institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    New international development goals: score or miss?

    The UN Secretary General's High-Level Panel has published their set of recommendations for international development. What is the verdict? How do they ‘score’?

    5 June 2013 | Blog | Green economy
  • The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party in the Great Hall of the People, uniformed in identical suits, red ties, and side-parts.

    China’s leadership transition

    China’s new conservative leadership means any changes to help the country's environment will come through the existing policy framework, and not an overhaul of the system.

    27 November 2012 | Blog | Governance
  • Does development assistance have a future?

    No one unequivocally and wholeheartedly said development assistance worked at yesterday’s debate on whether it had a future. All three panel speakers saw the need for a radical change in approach.

    20 November 2012 | Blog | Climate change
  • Occupy London protestors outside St Paul's Cathedral.

    Statistics: The middle tells you nothing about the extremes

    Humans are made up of two halves – the heart and head, and the lower bit, "stomach, sex and kicks.” Focusing on the middle tells you nothing about the two extreme halves.

    24 October 2012 | Blog | Climate change
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