Events & Publications on the topic:
General Assembly High-level Side Event: Innovative financing to catalyse women’s entrepreneurship in Asia and the Pacific
Technology and Inequalities (Ch4 in Inequality in Asia and the Pacific in the era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development)
The relationship between technology and inequality is multifaceted. Technology has enhanced productivity, accelerated economic growth, enabled knowledge and information sharing and increased access to basic services. However, it has also been the cause of inequalities. This chapter examines the role of technology across the three facets of inequality discussed in the previous chapters: inequality of outcome; inequality of opportunities; and inequality of impact, which is concerned with the impact of environmental hazards on the most vulnerable.