RAHUL CHATTERJEE AND SHAWN HUNTER | Rubina, a grocery shop owner in rural Munshiganj in Bangladesh, owns a basic feature phone. Her… Read More
SDG10 Reduced inequalities
Inequality poses a threat to sustained social and economic progress, hampers poverty reduction, and erodes people’s well-being. To address both within-country and between-country disparities, it’s essential to ensure fair resource distribution, invest in education and skill development, implement social safety nets, combat discrimination, support marginalised groups, and promote international cooperation for equitable trade and financial systems.
Griffith University is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to tackling global challenges around reduced inequalities. Below are some of our outputs supporting this goal.
Privatising Poverty Series Part 10: Financial inclusion––the money pump of market-based development and poverty reduction
RON BEVACQUA | This blog series has traced the history of the idea that promoting entrepreneurship and innovation is the key to unlocking economic… Read More
HEATHER WRATHALL | This article provides a comprehensive overview of the maritime safety needs of the Pacific region and its impact on various aspects of development, such as economic productivity, access to essential services, and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. It effectively highlights the challenges faced by maritime services and suggests Australia could partner with the Pacific to increase access to safe maritime transportation. Read More
RON BEVACQUA | The prioritisation of innovation, productivity, and growth over income and wealth distribution; technology as savior; government as partner rather than regulator of the private sector; market-based solutions to social and economic problems; and the overall emphasis on individual initiative over collective action––this economic vision did not come from the political right as is often assumed. Read More
HELEN BERENTS AND KATRINA LEE-KOO | Asia and the Pacific are the most youthful regions of the world, with 25 per cent of their populations aged between 15 and 29. Combined, the two regions are home to 60 per cent of the world’s youth. Yet, in Australia’s new International Development Policy, young people are virtually absent as the agents and partners who can forge the region’s future. Read More
ELISE STEPHENSON AND SUSAN HARRIS RIMMER | In recent years, many global intelligence agencies are turning their eye inward with major reforms,… Read More
RON BEVACQUA | This blog began last year by marking the 50th anniversary of a new approach to economic development and poverty reduction. Read More
SARA E DAVIES AND JACQUI TRUE | Over twenty years ago, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security… Read More
KAREENA DHILLON AND ELISE STEPHENSON | The United Nations’ Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda reflects strong evidence that involving women in… Read More