Inclusive Policymaking for a Sustainable Future

Transforming governance and promoting solutions for a more equitable redistribution of resources and power.

The disproportionate accumulation of resources, opportunities, and power by a few is rising within and between countries—fueling grievances, distrust, and disenchantment across the world.

National and international efforts to address the world’s most pressing challenges, from climate change to conflict and growing inequalities, will only be effective if they tackle existing and historic injustices, and ensure that no one is left behind.

Our Work

As the world enters the second half of the path towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, the Grand Challenge on Inequality and Exclusion continues to mobilize political support at the national and international level to promote policy frameworks that effectively address inequalities and exclusion. The research and advocacy efforts of the Grand Challenge seek to shed light on the ways in which actions that tackle inequality, combat exclusion, and promote human rights serve as catalyzers for the achievement of the rest of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This includes:
  • Policy analysis exploring the linkages between inequality, exclusion and division, and other priority policy areas, including violence, access to justice, the just transition, or access to housing among others;
  • Development of tools adapted to national contexts and policy priorities, to mainstream equity considerations into policymaking, actively involve marginalized communities in decision-making processes, and counteract the influence of anti-rights movements by building coalitions for progress;
  • Political mobilization to raise ambition and call for bolder action, including through better data and measurement, to build an inclusive, equitable and sustainable future for everyone.

Featured Publications

Header Photo: Participants of the housing and urban inequalities workshop. Freetown, Sierra Leone, September 2022. © Paula Sevilla Nuñez