Income inequality in the global south


According to a 2020 report by Oxfam, “In 2019, the world’s billionaires, only 2,153 people, had more wealth than 4.6 billion people.”

New World Bank estimates show that almost half of the world’s population lives on less than $5.50 a day, and the rate of poverty reduction has halved since 2013. The majority of such people live in the global south i.e. Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania, etc.

How are Governments in the global south preparing to deal with poverty, inequalities, and accelerating inclusive growth?

This webinar will explore the new economic thinking approaches to dealing with income inequalities in the global south, while at the same time building inclusive growth.

Event details

Date: October 26,2021

Time: 5:00 pm CET

Venue: Online


Dr. M. Azhar Hussain

Associate Professor of Economics & Statistics
Roskilde University, Denmark

Dr. M. Azhar Hussain, Associate Professor of Economics and Statistics at the Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University in Denmark, has a long career within academia, where he teaches economics and statistics related subjects and conducts research within the empirical distribution of welfare, which includes a strong focus on inequality, deprivation, poverty, polarization, and socioeconomic indicators.

Dr. Hussain has a vast publication record, incl. publications in peer-reviewed international and Danish journals, books and book chapters for international and Danish publishers, and occasionally articles in Danish national media (newspapers and radio).