UNDP launches inequalities analysis in Laos

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Laos has launched an inequalities analysis in three steps of ‘beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today,’ proposing a battery of policy options to tackle it.

The 2019 edition of UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) on “Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, Beyond Today,” Inequalities in Human Development in the 21st Century was launched in Vientiane on Monday, on the same day as it was launched globally in Bogotá, Colombia.

Speaking at the launch event, UNDP Resident Representative in Laos, Ms Ricarda Rieger stated that “This 26th HDR captures the considerable progress that is being made but also uncovers – often using innovative metrics – some of what is truly happening in societies, including here in Laos. Many inequalities can start before birth and gaps may compound over a person’s life”.

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