Towards a PISA-type ranking on economic inequality
In the run-up to 2017's G20 under Germany's presidency, IDDRI contributed to the G20 Insights Initiative, a platform gathering the analyses and recommendations of more than 170 international think tanks from G20 Member States, as well as to the F20 Platform, an alliance of foundations and philanthropic organisations.
Recommendations dealing with climate poliies, ecological transition and Sustainable Development Goals have therefore been forwarded directly to the G20 in preparation of the Hamburg Summit taking place on July 7-8.
Economic inequality is rising in nearly all countries. Some nations however fare better than others and the global community could learn from successful national policies implemented to tackle inequality. Building on the SDG impetus, this policy brief call s for i) the publication of a periodical report that would rank countries over their performance in terms of economic inequality and ii) the creation of a research and policy forum to facilitate mutual learning over inequality reduction policies.