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REDUCED INEQUALITIES

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Evidence from developing countries shows that children in the poorest 20 percent of the population are still up to three times more likely to die before their fifth birthday than children in the richest quintiles.

Up to 30 percent of income inequality is due to inequality within households, includ-ing between women and men. Women are also more likely than men to live below 50 per cent of the median income

Social protection has been significantly extended globally, yet persons with disabilities are up to five times more likely than average to incur catastrophic health expenditures.

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