Middle-income countries (MICs), home to 5 billion people, often experience high growth rates. Positive growth indicators can hide a starker reality: MICs host 73 % of the world’s poor. Significant shifts in economic demography over the last 20 years demand increased attention to the disparity in access to quality social services and economic opportunities for the most vulnerable. This session will address challenges to close the inequality gap and look at solutions to build an inclusive society.
- The use of data to guide and adjust public policies and investments.
- The role of inclusive public procurement to ensure access to public services to all.
- The impact of equitable public expenditures on social sectors.
- The role of civil society in reducing urban inequalities through active citizenship.