2019 Human Development Report says business as usual will not solve new generation of inequalities

The 2019 Human Development Report, from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is entitled “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st Century”.
According to the report, a new generation of inequalities is opening up, around education, and around technology and climate change — two seismic shifts that, unchecked, could trigger a ‘new great divergence’ in society of the kind not seen since the Industrial Revolution.

The report analyzes inequality in three steps: beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today. But the problem of inequality is not beyond solutions, it says, proposing a battery of policy options to tackle it.


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