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Back | Programme Area: Gender and Development (2000 - 2009), Social Policy and Development (2000 - 2009) | Event: UNRISD/WHO Workshop --A New Equity Agenda: Reflections on the New Equity Agenda for Development and its Implications for the Social Determinants of Health


UNRISD/WHO Workshop --A New Equity Agenda: Reflections on the New Equity Agenda for Development and its Implications for the Social Determinants of Health

  • Date: 18 Sep 2006
  • Location: Salle B, Third Floor, WHO Main Building
  • Speakers: Edward Anderson, Overseas Development Institute (UK) and Shahra Razavi, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

Presentation by Edward Anderson: "A New Equity Agenda?"


In 2005, the international community was focused on reducing $1-a-day poverty and meeting the Millennium Development Goals. However, towards the end of 2005, three major Development Reports were produced which focused attention not so much on the amount of absolute deprivation in the world, but on the large inequalities in people's life changes and life outcomes which exist within and between countries. These are the 2006 World Development Report (WDR), the 2005 Human Development Report (HDR), and the 2005 Report on the World Social Situation (RWSS). This paper describes the main messages contained in these reports related to the issue of inequality, and their implications for policy makers in governments and donor organisations.