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      EI Newsletter: April 2020 

      The Equity Initiative (The Equity Initiative, 2020-04)
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      EI Newsletter: August 2020 

      The Equity Initiative (The Equity Initiative, 2020-08)
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      EI Newsletter: December 2020 

      The Equity Initiative (The Equity Initiative, 2020-12)
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      World Development Report 2006: Equity and Development 

      World Bank Publications (World Bank Publications, 2005)

      The World Development Report 2006: Equity and Opportunitypresents a social development strategy organized around the themes of social inclusion, cohesion, and accountability. It examines equality of opportunities--a potentially important factor affecting both the workings of the investment environment and the empowerment of the poor--by building on and extending existing accountability frameworks presented in the 2005Report.
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      Combating poverty and inequality: structural change, social policy and politics 

      Bangura, Yusuf (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 2010)

      Poverty reduction is a central feature of the international development agenda and contemporary poverty reduction strategies increasingly focus on “targeting the poor”, yet poverty and inequality remain intractable foes. Combating Poverty and Inequality argues that this is because many current approaches to reducing poverty and inequality fail to consider key institutional, policy and political dimensions that may be both causes of poverty and inequality, and obstacles to their reduction. Moreover, when a substantial proportion of a country’s ...
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      Child Poverty and Inequality: New Perspectives 

      Ortiz, Isabel; Moreira Daniels, Louise; Engilbertsdóttir, Solrun (2012)

      The 21st century starts with vast inequalities for children in terms of income, access to food, water, health, education, housing, or employment for their families. Half of the world’s children are below the poverty line of $2 a day and suffer from multiple deprivations and violations to basic human rights. More than 22,000 children die each day, and most of their deaths are preventable. This volume presents some of the critical acknowledged voices to move a necessary agenda forward. It explains multidimensional poverty measurements, describes ...
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      10 best resources on ... health equity 

      Gwatkin, D. R (Oxford University Press in association with The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2007)

      An astute bureaucratic pundit named Rufus Miles once observed that ‘where you stand depends on where you sit’ (Miles 1978). This ‘Miles Law’ deserves to be kept centrally in mind when considering not only traditional bureaucratic behaviour, but also health equity; for one's judgment about what's ‘best’ in the health equity area is unavoidably shaped by his/her institutional experience, background and interests.Rather than challenge such an unfortunately well-established reality, better for an author to admit at the outset just where (s)he has ...
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      Regional strategy on health system strengthening and primary health care 

      Unknown author (Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2010)
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      Equality of What? 

      Sen, Amartya (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press., 1979)

      Well-being is not just a question of the wealth or pleasure that a person has; it is a question of how people manage to live their lives and the ability they have to do certain things that are important to them. This was the argument put forward by Professor Amartya Sen in 1979. In his seminal Tanner Lecture – ‘Equality of What?’, Sen unites economics and philosophy to explore how a person’s well-being might best be measured. It was the first in a series of writings in which he developed his capability approach. This focuses on the actual capability ...
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      From income inequality to economic inequality. 

      Sen, Amartya (Southern Economic Journal, 1997)

      Focus must be shifted from income inequality to economic inequality because of the presence of causal influences on individual well-being and freedom that are economic in nature but cannot be expounded by simple statistics of incomes and commodity holdings. Attention must be given to heterogeneous magnitudes. Moreover, there is a need for the derivation of partial orderings based on explicit or implicit public acceptance.
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      Piketty’s Inequality Story in Six Charts 

      Cassidy, John (The New Yorker, 2014)
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      EI Newsletter: April 2021 

      The Equity Initiative (The Equity Initiative, 2021-04)
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      Ethnic Minority Development 

      Chaudhry, Peter (2013)

      This paper was presented in the sixth China-ASEAN Forum on Social Development and Poverty Reduction, which was held on 26-27 September 2012 in Liuzhou, China. The forum was supported under the UNDP-IPRCC project. Southeast Asia and China together constitute nearly half of the total global ethnic minority population. This chapter will address the challenge of the development of ethnic minority groups in the ASEAN region, and China
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      Building capacity for health equity analysis in the WHO South-East Asia Region 

      Nambiar, Devaki; Rajbhandary, Ruchita; Koller, TheadoraSwift; Hosseinpoor, AhmadReza (2019)

      Leaving no one behind” is at the heart of the agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals, requiring that health systems be vigilant to how interventions can be accessed equitably by all, including population subgroups that face exclusion. In the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region, inequalities can be found across and within countries but there has been a growing commitment to examining and starting to tackle them. Over the past decade in particular, WHO has been developing an armamentarium of tools to enable analysis of health ...
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      Capacity building for health inequality monitoring in Indonesia: enhancing the equity orientation of country health information systems 

      Hosseinpoor, Ahmad Reza; Nambiar, Devaki; Tawilah, Jihane; Schlotheuber, Anne; Briot, Benedicte; Bateman, Massee; Davey, Tamzyn; Kusumawardani, Nunik; Myint, Theingi; Nuryetty, Mariet Tetty; Prasetyo, Sabarinah; Suparmi; Floranita, Rustini (2018)

      Background: Inequalities in health represent a major problem in many countries, including Indonesia. Addressing health inequality is a central component of the Sustainable Development Goals and a priority of the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO provides technical support for health inequality monitoring among its member states. Following a capacity-building workshop in the WHO South-East Asia Region in 2014, Indonesia expressed interest in incorporating healthinequality monitoring into its national health information system. Objectives: This ...
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      Asia needs to improve equity in health 

      Neena Bhandari (2020)
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      An Asia Pacific Spotlight on Health Inequity: Taking Action to Address the Social and Environmental Determinants of Health Equity in Asia Pacific 

      Sharon Friel, Belinda Loring (2011)

      In the full report we describe the extent of health inequities between and within countries across the Asia Pacific region. We explore the plausible causal relationships between social and environmental factors and health inequities and describe actions that are taking place to improve health inequities in Asia Pacific. The report is based on pre-existing data policy-mapping case studies and expert knowledge from across the region. We have drawn upon reports and peer-reviewed publications from a diversity of disciplines such as public health ...
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      Asia and the Pacific SDG progress report 2020. 

      United Nations (United Nation, 2020)

      This report analyses trends as well as data availability for monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific and its five subregions. It assesses gaps which must be closed to achieve the goals by 2030. This assessment is designed to ensure the region’s actions remain on target, shortcomings are addressed as they arise, and all interested parties remain engaged. It is an invaluable resource for all stakeholders involved in prioritization, planning, implementation and follow-up of the 2030 Agenda for ...
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      ASEAN's Indigenous Peoples 

      Unknown author (AIPP,IWGIA,FORUM-ASIA, 2010)

      Indigenous Peoples are not at all mentioned or referred to in any ASEAN document, even though they are an integral part of the ASEAN Community and among its most vulnerable sectors, whose interest the ASEAN has committed itself to protect. The failure of the ASEAN to address the plight of its Indigenous Peoples despite its expressed commitment to human rights and social justice is a shortcoming that needs to be corrected urgently. Unless Indigenous Peoples are fully recognized as integral part of a culturally diverse ASEAN, and unless Indigenous ...
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      Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing Asia-Pacific 

      Asian Development Bank; United Nations (United Nations, 2017-03-01)

      This report is produced under a renewed partnership between United Nations (ESCAP), ADB, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support national and regional efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It explores five megatrends that will determine whether everyone will be able to thrive and fulfill their expectations for a better life in the future: regional economic cooperation and integration; rural–urban transitions; demographic changes; ICT access and connectivity; and demand for natural resources. It ...