Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 10 calls for reducing inequality within and among countries, ensuring safe,  orderly and regular migration, and strengthening the voices of developing countries  in international economic and financial decision-making. 

  •  In 49 of 83 countries with data for the period 2011-2015, the per capita incomes of the poorest 40 per cent of the population grew more rapidly than the national average, leading to a reduction in income inequality. 
  •  reforms at the International Monetary Fund have led to increased voting shares  for developing countries, yet in many international organizations their voting shares  remain far below their overall membership levels.
  •  The international trade community continues to grant more favourable access conditions to LDCs: the proportion of tariff lines for exports from LDCs with zero  tariffs increased from 49 per cent in 2005 to 65 per cent in 2015.
  •  On average, the cost of sending remittances home is above 7 per cent of the amount remitted, significantly higher than the 3 per cent target. New and improved technologies, such as prepaid cards and mobile operators, helped reduce these fees to between 2 per cent and 4 per cent, but are not yet widely available or used in many remittance corridors.


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