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International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries. Follow at cgdev.org/cgd-podcast.

Sep 24, 2013

Will reduced inequality be included in some form in the post-2015 development goals? Should it be? And, if so, what is the appropriate yardstick?

These were the questions explored last week at a CGD conference, Filling the Gap: Inequality Indicators for Post 2015 (agenda and video available). In this week’s Wonkcast, I discuss the issue with CGD research fellow Alex Cobham, who spoke at the conference about his new paper, joint with Andy Sumner, on the Palma, a proposed alternative to the commonly used Gini measure of inequality.