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  • [New] Vaccine inequality has enabled COVID variants to mutate and run wild, condemning the world to millions more deaths, and prolonging an economic slowdown that could cost trillions of dollars. UN News
  • [New] If the United Kingdom and Ireland are going to shift towards higher wage, higher productivity economies, and reduce inequalities, it is essential to focus on the social determinants of health, rather than just healthcare per se.
  • [New] Violent extremism and conspiracy theories, a global pandemic, social and economic inequalities, climate change and fears for the future are all putting pressure on the systems and structures that support individual and community wellbeing. Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies
  • [New] Building political consensus to tackle global and domestic inequality will be challenging in an increasingly polarised world where rising inequality and weak digital governance have created ideal conditions for populism to thrive. ODI: Think change
  • China became an economic powerhouse after reforms unleashed last century under a hybrid policy of socialism with Chinese characteristics, but it also deepened inequality, especially between urban and rural areas, a divide that threatens social stability.
  • A lack of understanding of the mainstream financial system leads to a debt cycle that will leave millions across the globe behind and further entrench inequalities and mental deterioration for many. Fintech Magazine
  • In certain regions, most notably Africa and South Asia, the financial impact of COVID-19 exceeds that of the 2008 financial crash, and the UN predicts that the world's poorest countries will be $12 trillion worse off by 2025 as global inequality continues to worsen. E3G
  • Across emerging Asia, UOB Venture Management has identified, and continues to see, opportunities for capital to improve livelihoods and reduce inequality. The Straits Times
  • The experience of the covid pandemic underlines the need for an urgent and long term strategy to tackle health inequalities and to address the working conditions which have put staff from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities at greater risk. House of Commons
  • Racism negatively affects the mental and physical health of millions of people in the United States and has been declared a serious public health threat - an underlying cause of health inequities, health disparities, and disease. Center for American Progress
  • China became an economic powerhouse under a hybrid policy of socialism with Chinese characteristics, but it also deepened inequality, especially between urban and rural areas, a divide that threatens social stability. Asia Newsday
  • In Indonesia and the Philippines, as many as 8 million more people would remain trapped in poverty in 2023 if recovery is not accompanied by inequality reducing policies. World Bank
  • The health risks of climate change are at their highest when individuals experience multiple compounded vulnerabilities, demonstrating the need to take an inequalities lens to the connections between climate change and global health. the-uk-and-global-health
  • The efforts in Japan are intended to overcome decades of unkept promises from political and business leaders to increase opportunities for Japanese women, who face some of the starkest inequality in the developed world. The Japan Times
  • Improving the wellbeing of formerly incarcerated people - and increasing equity in all communities - will require concerted policy efforts that address the underlying structural sources of inequality shaping the lives of criminalized people across the United States. Prison Policy Initiative
  • In the present U.S. economy, a more progressive tax system could lessen income inequalities and provide additional funds to support the purchasing power initiative.
  • New rural water service delivery models like FundiFix in Kenya and SafePani in Bangladesh offer ways to reduce social inequalities by redistributing risks and responsibilities among national and local actors. REACH: Improving water security for the poor
  • Given that African Americans and Latinos are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and face inequities in health care, a policy that takes vaccination into account could fuel mistrust and exacerbate existing disparities. CNN
  • The OECD Policy note on cities responses to COVID-19 showed that vulnerable groups such as migrants, the poor, women, young people and the elderly were hit hardest, threatening to widen pre-existing inequalities across people and places. | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development |
  • While automation can grow productivity-PwC predicts it will add $3.7 trillion to North American economies by 2030-some economists and ethicists fear AI will also accelerate inequality and give more wealth and power to people who are already wealthy and powerful. Wired
  • Recent Urban Institute research found that addressing inequities using community engagement approaches, where community members are not just present but actively take part in decisionmaking, could lead to more inclusive and sustainable progress toward health equity. Urban Institute

Last updated: 24 October 2021