Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
It is well documented that income inequality is on the rise, with the richest 10 percent earning up to 40 percent of total global income. The poorest 10 percent earn only between 2 percent and 7 percent of total global income. In developing countries, inequality has increased by 11 percent if we take into account the growth of population.
These widening disparities require the adoption of sound policies to empower the bottom percentile of income earners, and promote economic inclusion of all regardless of sex, race or ethnicity.
Income inequality is a global problem that requires global solutions. This involves improving the regulation and monitoring of financial markets and institutions, encouraging development assistance and foreign direct investment to regions where the need is greatest. Facilitating the safe migration and mobility of people is also key to bridging the widening divide.
The richest 10 percent earn up to 40 percent of total global income.
As measured by the Gini coefficient, global inequality reached a record .70 in 2005
At the current rate of progress, the World Economic Forum says it will take 217 years to close the gender gap in employment opportunities and pay.
On average, income inequality increased by 11 percent in developing countries between 1990 and 2010.
In developing countries, rural women are up to three times more likely to die in childbirth than women living in urban centres.
For every dollar sent home in 2015, migrant workers paid 7.5 cents in fees, more than double the target rate of 3 percent.