Inequality in post-2015: focus on the targets, not the goals?

Research reports and studies
January 2014
Claire Melamed

Inequality, and how to tackle it, has been a running theme throughout the post-2015 discussion.

This paper considers whether creating targets to provide incentives for governments to tackle inequalities in specific areas might be more useful than focusing on a single over-arching goal. These could potentially include targets aimed at narrowing the gaps in income, health, education and other outcomes, and targets to open up political decision making.