I write to update you on the policy brief “Civil Society Challenged: Towards an Enabling Policy Environment”, which I co-authored with my colleagues and fellow deans Jack Knott (University of Southern California) and John Burns (University of Hong Kong), and also to share some good news.
Contemporary economic growth is also a story of rising inequality. For example, in the United States, average annual income is over $50,000, whereas in Niger per person income per year is under $500, or less than one percent of that in the United States. But even within developed countries, inequality is rising. There is also a significant urban-rural divide in education, opportunities, and fiscal growth potential. How can governments and businesses face these emerging issues with attainable solutions?