- the EU's international role | international cooperation
The long-term trend toward rising inequalities or persistently high levels of inequalities in many countries raises major challenges for economic growth, social cohesion and financial stability. Added to this, the short and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic increase the challenge and urgency for policy makers to respond with policies that can counter the trend and ease the shock, especially for developing countries.
This virtual Infopoint Conference will discuss, on the basis of a recent paper by Juergen Zattler, the driving forces of growing inequalities, and their economic, political and social implications, with a special focus on developing countries. It will also discuss how policymakers can fight these trends, and in particular the role that development cooperation policy can play. Click here to read the paper by Juergen Zattler.
Adviser on Inequalities - Directorate for International Partneships, European Commission
Director General for International development policy, 2030 Agenda, climate – German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research
Lead Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global unit of the Word Bank
Infopoint Virtual Conference via Webex Meetings