Income inequality is on the rise, with the richest 10 percent earning up to 40 percent of total global income. In developing countries, inequality has increased by 11 percent if we take into account the growth of population. Income inequality is a global problem that requires global solutions. These include encouraging the adoption of policies to empower the bottom percentile of income earners, development assistance and foreign investment to regions where the need is greatest, and facilitating the safe migration and mobility of people.
Interaction with SDG 3
Ensuring equitable access to health services through universal health coverage and a stronger primary care will directly contribute to achieving SDG3.