Reduce inequality within and among countries


The gap between the wealthy and the poor increases each year, and it is a sad fact that the poorest are often those that are left behind. By using citizen data collation tools, by mapping communities, and by working with existing household surveys to include those that are often excluded from these efforts, we can ensure that the poorest are counted and that policies are put in place to make societies more equal.

A study by the United Nations Institute for Development Economics Research found that the richest 1 percent of world adults, individuals worth at least $514,512, owned 39.9 percent of the world’s household wealth, a total greater than the wealth of the world’s poorest 95 percent, those adults worth under $150,145. Economic growth is not everything—we have to make sure that it is equal growth too.

 

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"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own"

Cesar Chavez