Welcome to our 'Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index'
The 'Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index' was built in partnership between Development Finance International and Oxfam. It is based on the latest available data from governments and global institutions such as the International Labour Organisation and the World Bank. It creates an overall ranking based on the following key measures:
- Social spending: The quantity and quality of government spending on public services like healthcare, education and social protection such as the provision of income support.
- Progressive taxation: The extent to which governments redistribute wealth across society through taxes on the wealthiest individuals and companies.
- Labour rights: The degree to which governments support workers’ rights, and particularly the rights of women in the workplace, through enforcing a minimum wage, equal pay, and paid parental leave; supporting the rights of trade unions; and providing protection against discrimination.
The 'Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index' was built in partnership between Development Finance International and Oxfam.
Just 8 men now own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity - 3.6 billion people. Seven out of 10 people live in a country that has seen a rise in inequality in the last 30 years. As we call on all governments to do more to tackle inequality, we need your support. Sign up and we'll keep you up to date on how you can help us tackle inequality.