Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Reduced inequalities


The international community has made significant strides towards lifting people out of poverty. The most vulnerable nations – the least developed countries, the landlocked developing countries and the small island developing states – continue to make inroads into poverty reduction. However, inequality persists and large disparities remain regarding access to health and education services and other assets.

There is growing consensus that economic growth is not sufficient to reduce poverty if it is not inclusive and if it does not involve the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. Fortunately, income inequality has been reduced both between and within countries. At the current time, the per capita income of 60 out of 94 countries with data has risen more rapidly than the national average. There has been some progress regarding creating favorable access conditions for exports from least developing countries as well.

To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations. There needs to be an increase in duty-free treatment and continuation of favoring exports from developing countries, in addition to increasing the share of developing countries’ vote within the IMF. Finally, innovations in technology can help reduce the cost of transferring money for migrant workers.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Advocates International

1991 Alexandria VA USA G

Afghanistan World Foundation

AWF 2002 New York NY USA G f

Aflatoun International

2005 Amsterdam Netherlands C

Africa 2000

2004 London UK G

Africa 2000 Plus Network, Harare

1989 Harare Harare Zimbabwe F

Africa Action

2001 Washington DC USA G

Africa Advocacy Foundation

1996 London UK G f

Africa Centre for Open Governance

AfriCOG Nairobi Kenya G

Africa Civil Society for the Information Society

ACSIS 2003 Dakar Senegal D

Africa Cooperative Action Trust - International

ACAT International 1979 Mbabane Eswatini F

Africa Culture Internationale Human Rights

ACI Human Rights 1996 Toubacouta Senegal G

Africa Early Childhood Network

AfECN 2013 Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Faith and Justice Network

AFJN 1983 Washington DC USA G

Africa Humanitarian Action

AHA 1994 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G

Africa Leadership Forum

ALF 1988 Ota Ogun Nigeria F

Africa Network for Animal Welfare

ANAW Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Partnership Forum

APF 2003 E gy

Africa Platform

ACP 2010 Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

ASTF 2013 Accra Ghana F g

Africa Unite

AU 2001 Cape Town South Africa G

Africa-Europe Faith and Justice Network

AEFJN 1988 Brussels Belgium F y

African Aid Organization

AFAID 2000 Washington DC USA G

African Books Collective

ABC 1989 Oxford UK F y

African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development

ACAHD 2002 Lagos Lagos Nigeria G

African Centre for Applied Research and Training in Social Development

ACARTSOD 1977 E g

African Centre for Empowerment and Gender Advocacy

Nairobi Kenya G

African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation

ACHEST Kampala Uganda G

African Centre for Migration and Society

ACMS Witwatersrand South Africa G

African Child in Need

ACIN Kampala Uganda G

African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation

ANEW Nairobi Kenya D

African Coalition for Corporate Accountability

ACCA Pretoria South Africa D y

African Competition Forum

ACF 2011 Pretoria South Africa F g

African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations

ACCOSCA 1968 Nairobi Kenya D

African Continental Free Trade Area

AfCFTA Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g

African Court of Justice and Human Rights

J gp

African Criminology and Justice Association

ACJA 2000 Princess Anne MD USA G

African Development Bank Group

ADB Group 1964 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F g

African Digital Library Support Network

ADLSN Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

African Entrepreneur Collective

AEC 2012 G

African Growth and Opportunity Act

AGOA 2000 G g

African Human Rights Heritage

AHRH 1992 Accra Ghana G

African Initiative For Mankind Progress Organization

AIMPO 2001 Kigali Rwanda G

African Initiatives

1995 Bristol UK G

African Institute for Capacity Development

AICAD 2000 Nairobi Kenya G j

African International Institute for Peace

AFIIP 2013 Evere Belgium E

African Islamic Organization on Population and Development

2005 Kaolack Senegal F

African Jurists' Association

AJA 1979 Dakar Senegal D v

African King Foundation

Newark NJ USA N f

African Law Foundation

AFRILAW 2012 Enugu Enugu Nigeria G f

African Legal Information Institute

AfricanLII 2010 J j

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