Reducing Inequality to Improve the Wellbeing of Children: Learning Lessons from Indonesia for the Post-MDGs Agenda
Many countries have successfully reached some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) especially those related to tackling the most extreme poverty, mortality, and hunger; however, they have not fully addressed vulnerability issues that hinder the enhancement of human capital. This report seeks to contribute to the ongoing thinking around the post-2015 agenda in Indonesia, with the assumption that the next development platform needs to consider mainstreaming equality for children around the world. This paper discusses the issue of inequality of Indonesia with an emphasis on wellbeing of children. Inequality is assessed in two dimensions: vertical (income and wealth inequality), and horizontal (inequality in access to education, health, nutrition, sanitation, clean water, care, and protection.
Much of this work was incorporated into the Save the Children report Born Equal: How Reducing Inequality Could Give Our Children a Better Future.
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