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Fighting Inequality in the Time of COVID-19: The Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index 2020   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Summary: "This is the third edition of the CRI [Commitment to Reducing Inequality] Index, which ranks 158 governments across the world on their commitment to reducing inequality. It measures government policies and actions in three areas that are proven to be directly related to reducing inequality: 1. Public services (health, education and social protection); 2. Taxation ;3. Workers' rights. While these three thematic pillars remain unchanged, the 2020 CRI Index has seen significant changes in methodology from 2018. Each pillar now contains three levels of indicator: 1. Policy commitment indicators: these measure the commitment of governments through their policies (which may not always be implemented in practice); 2. Coverage or implementation indicators: these look at who is covered (or not) as a result of policy actions, or how well a government puts policies on paper into practice; 3. Impact indicators: these measure the impact of policy actions on levels of inequality. These changes to the index's methodology mean that a straight comparison between the scores of a country in the 2020 index and those for 2018 may not give an accurate picture of that country's performance. For this reason, our analysis of change focuses on concrete policy changes since the 2018 index."

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Third Edition
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2020-10
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2020 Development Finance International and Oxfam International
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