How the Sustainable Development Goals can help to stem income inequality

Growing income inequality warrants a strong response. In our recent book ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Income Inequality’, we argue that income inequality is insufficiently dealt with in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), due to weak targets and failure to recognize the difference between income of all social classes, income from work and income from capital. This distinction should be given a lot more attention in the review and monitoring process for the SDGs, in addition to stronger inputs from civil society.