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Rethinking Inequality in Arab Countries Report 2019: Technical Annex

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/TP.16


Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: Shared Economic Prosperity

Focus Area: 2030 Agenda

Initiatives: Supporting Least Developed Countries, Rethinking human development

SDGs: Agenda 2030

Keywords: Arab countries, Basic education, Health, Sustainable development

Rethinking Inequality in Arab Countries Report 2019: Technical Annex

April 2021

This is a technical annex of the Rethinking Inequality in Arab States Report (2019). That report fills knowledge gaps about inequality in the Arab region, using a multidimensional approach that focuses on non-income dimensions: Health, education and living conditions.  A primary motivation for this study has been the availability of harmonized household data following the Arab Multidimensional Poverty report (ESCWA et al, 2017) and that provides a unique opportunity to examine trends in outcome and opportunity inequalities between selected social, economic, spatial and demographic groups (rich and poor, men and women, rural and urban, educated and non-educated, etc.). After providing a thorough assessment of inequalities, of outcomes and of opportunities, the report provides an in-depth analysis on the drivers of inequality including poor economic structures, poor governance and rentierism. It also provides some policy and further research considerations.

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