17 July 2017 - A new report monitoring the policy advice and surveillance the multilateral organisations are giving on SDG-related spending is launched today at a roundtable, alongside the UN HLPF. DFI, New Rules for Global Finance and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung are publishing Are The Multilateral Organisations Fighting Inequality? which analyses the impact that the UN, IMF, OECD, World Bank, FSB and G20 are having on supporting countries across the world to fight inequality more effectively.
This report assesses the multilateral organisations for their commitment to increasing social spending and making its coverage universal and free, thereby enhancing its impact on reducing inequality.
It scores and ranks each of the organisations for their impact across various policy transmission mechanisms, especially on tax, spending, labour and development financing policies. It finds that readiness and impact in fighting inequality is greatest in the UN, especially through its support to countries provided by UNDP and specialised agencies such as the ILO, UNICEF, UNESCO, WHO and UN Women. At the other end of the spectrum, the G20 has only focussed intermittently on inequality and has therefore achieved very little.
Download the executive summary.