The pandemic highlighted existing social and economic fault lines and exacerbated inequality, poverty, and marginalization. Simultaneously, climate change and environmental degradation present significant and growing risks. Transforming economies and social protection systems to support sustainable recovery and future fitness requires addressing the multiple and intersecting factors that shape people’s needs, opportunities and outcomes, and the interrelationships between social, economic, and environmental considerations. Disaggregated data that integrates these considerations are often not available. Investment in such data will enable responsive, modernized social protection systems that leverage the fullest potential of societies in support of sustained recovery.
This policy brief was prepared for the 2022 T20 Summit in Indonesia, and specifically, task Force 5 which has a focus on ‘Inequality, Human Capital and Wellbeing’. The T20 summit is coordinated by the Think20 (T20), the official engagement group of G20 bringing together leading think tanks and research centers worldwide.
This policy brief was originally published on the T20 website.