Income Inequality


Introduction to Inequality
Inequality is a complex concept and is difficult to measure. Excessive inequality can erode social cohesion, lead to political polarization, and lower economic growth. Learn more about the inequality, its causes and consequences and how the IMF helps countries in tackling inequality.
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Africa’s Rapid Economic Growth Hasn’t Fully Closed Income Gaps
September 21, 2022

Despite decades of rapid growth, regional inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa persist. 

Middle East Needs Fairer Taxes to Aid Growth and Ease Inequality
July 6, 2022

More progressive taxes with fewer exemptions would help governments pay for immediate spending priorities and make societies fairer.