The YAD-Pakistan’s response towards Goal:10: Reducing Inequalities
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. ‘Leaving no one behind’ means ending extreme poverty in all its forms, and reducing inequalities among both individuals (vertical) and groups (horizontal). Key to ‘leave no one behind’ is the prioritization and fast-tracking of actions for the poorest and most marginalized people known as progressive universalism. Ensuring that these commitments are translated into effective action requires a precise understanding of target populations. However, the disaggregated data needed to address all vulnerable groups including children, youth, and persons with disabilities, minorities, and people living with HIV, older persons, indigenous peoples, refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants
- Pakistani inequalities are massive and present one of the biggest obstacles to sustainable development and the fight against poverty in Pakistan
- Inequality within Pakistani communities has been rising speedily.
- Inequalities limit the opportunities for social groups to participate in and make significant contributions to social, cultural, political and economic life in Pakistan
- Advocates delivering sustained income growth to the poorest and achieving empowerment and social, economic and political inclusion for all by 2030 in Pakistan
- To ensure equal opportunities through the elimination of discriminatory laws, policies and practices, while facilitating orderly and safe human migration and mobility via the implementation of sound migration policies in Pakistan
- Envisages enhance representation and a greater voice in Pakistan in decision-making within economic and financial institutions.
- Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
- Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in Pakistan
- Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality in Pakistan
- Ensure enhanced representation and voice of Pakistani communities in decision-making in national economic and financial institutions in order to deliver more effective, credible, accountable and legitimate institutions