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Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Inequality is a reality in many countries, especially in the developing world where poverty adds to this issue. There is unequal access to education, health services, job opportunities, and basic necessities. The problem of inequality between countries is not the main concern anymore, but rather within countries. Certain social, economic, and environmental development must take place to eradicate this.

Between 1990 and 2010, income inequality in developing countries has raised by 11%, which can only be overcome if the underlying issues, such as unequal access to education, are dealt with.

This phenomenon can harm and pose a great threat to the long-term social and economic development of a country.

Income growth is what SDG 10 aims to achieve by 2030, through boosting economic, political, and social inclusion of all people, regardless of their gender, race, nationality, disability, or religious beliefs.

This can be achieved by creating and adopting social protection policies that support equal access to services for all. Additional financial and development support will be required in order to assist developing countries in the quest for equality.

An Introduction to Goal 10

Written and created by our team in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Our Data

Number of community members
generating income directly from GVI

Amount of people below 50%
medium income receiving skills training

Worldwide Data


Income inequality increased

by 11 per cent in developing countries between 1990 and 2010


More than 75% of the population

are living today in societies where income is more unequally distributed than it was in the 1990s


Income inequality cannot be effectively tackled

unless the underlying inequality of opportunities is addressed


Children in the poorest 20% of the populations

are still up to three times more likely to die before their fifth birthday than children in the richest quintiles


High poverty rates

are often found in small, fragile and conflict-affected countries


Social protection has been significantly extended globally

yet persons with disabilities are up to five times more likely than average to incur catastrophic health expenditures

Our Related UN Targets


By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of
the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average


By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all,
irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

Recent Highlights & Achievements