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  • The mission of the OECD Inclusive Growth Initiative is to help governments reduce inequalities and empower their citizens to live happy, healthy and meaningful lives”


    Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa

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  • Bridging the gap

    Time to Act: Making Inclusive Growth Happen

    Policy brief
  • New approach to economic challenge


OECD Inclusive Growth facts

In the OECD the average income of the richest 10% is ten times that of the poorest 10%, up from 7 times 25 years ago.

In OECD countries children whose parents did not complete secondary school have only a 15% chance of making it to university compared to 60% for peers with at least one tertiary educated parent

The richest 10% in the OECD own approximately half of all household assets, while the bottom 40% own barely 3%

Inclusive growth at the OECD

The OECD Inclusive Growth Initiative was launched in 2012 as a response to worldwide increases in inequality. The rise of inequalities of income, wealth and well-being are fracturing societies, encouraging political extremism and undermining further economic growth. The OECD aims to help governments at all levels address the challenges they face and put people’s well-being at the heart of policy making.