As progress is made to develop communities and economies, SDG 10 works to leave no one behind in the process. The share of the global population living in poverty has declined substantially in this century, but the benefits have been concentrated in a few countries, and have not accrued for disadvantaged groups within countries. Addressing inequality is not only key in poverty reduction — it also combats unequal opportunities today that would otherwise lead to unequal outcomes tomorrow.

SDG 10 is further refined by targets that that can be more readily translated into actions. These targets highlight the interconnected nature of the goals: For example, strategies to support Reduced Inequalities also promote progress toward SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 3 (Quality Education). In this SDG Brief we highlight a series of synergies that can come from providing access to products, services and systems that address Reduced Inequalities.