SDG 10 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 9:  The cult of the entrepreneur

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

Finding a place for youth leadership in Australia’s new International Development Policy

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

Privatising Poverty Series Part 8:  New Democrats

RON BEVACQUA  |  Left-leaning neo-liberals rose to power just as new ideas about economic development and poverty reduction emerged. Old-style New Deal democrats… Read More

The latest risk: the intelligence sector’s stifling lack of diversity?

ELISE STEPHENSON AND SUSAN HARRIS RIMMER | In recent years, many global intelligence agencies are turning their eye inward with major reforms,… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 7: The rise of left-leaning neo-liberalism

RON BEVACQUA  |  This blog began last year by marking the 50th anniversary of a new approach to economic development and poverty reduction. Read More

The persistence of sexual violence in conflict: Ending the zero-sum approach

SARA E DAVIES AND JACQUI TRUE | Over twenty years ago, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security… Read More

Expanding the Women, Peace and Security agenda to the next frontier—space

KAREENA DHILLON AND ELISE STEPHENSON | The United Nations’ Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda reflects strong evidence that involving women in… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 26 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |   UK Foreign Minister visits Pacific The UK Foreign Secretary, Hon James Cleverly, visited the Pacific islands region recently. He met… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #47

SOVINDA PO | Cambodia and China will hold military exercises   The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and China’s People’s Liberation… Read More

What can the Pacific learn from Brisbane 2032?

SEAN JACOBS  |  With the hefty price tag of hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the fear of creating ‘white elephant’ venues… Read More


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