Mission

The Harvard Global Equity Initiative seeks to advance the understanding and tackle the challenges of equitable development.

Global inequity among people – based on gender, ethnicity, health status, culture – and between and within nations and regions – is one of the greatest challenges of our times. Severe disparities exist not only in wealth, but in health, education, economic opportunity, human security, and democratic freedom. Despite its urgency and importance, our understanding of the forces behind, the consequences of, and the remedies for severe inequity continue to be critically limited. The path to a fairer and more just world is far from clear.