The Future is Equal

Fighting inequality in the time of Covid-19 Report

COVID-19 hit a world woefully unprepared to fight it, because countries had failed to choose policies to fight inequality. Only one in six countries assessed for the CRI Index 2020 were spending enough on health, only a third of the global workforce had adequate social protection, and in more than 100 countries at least one in three workers had no labour protection such as sick pay. As a result, many have faced death and destitution, and inequality is increasing dramatically. Governments such as South Korea have shown the way forward in combining recovery from COVID-19 with fighting inequality.

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