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India Climbs Six Places for Reducing Inequality, Ranks 123 Globally

Current Affairs

  • India has moved up six places to rank 123 out of 161 countries for reducing inequality but continues to be among the lowest performers in health spending, according to the latest Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index (CRII).
  • The 2022 CRII looks at government policies and actions in 161 countries to fight inequality during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Norway leads the CRII followed by Germany and Australia.
  • India’s overall rank has improved by six points from 129 in 2020 to 123 in 2022. It has moved up 12 places to rank 129 for reducing inequality through progressive spending.
  • The CRI Index 2022, the 4th edition of the CRI Index, is the first comprehensive analysis made by reviewing policies and actions of 161 governments to combat inequality during 2020 and 2022, the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Index evaluates government policies and actions in 3 areas: public services (health, education, and social protection); taxation; and workers’ rights. The three areas have been shown to have a significant impact on reducing inequality.

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