About the book
With an increasing gap between rich and poor and between those who have and those who do not have access to opportunities, the region is growing apart. This report adopts a rigorous approach to measuring and quantifying progress in the level of inclusion and empowerment of marginalized groups in the region. It focuses on three main areas of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs, namely education, employment and income. The purpose is to assess to what extent disadvantaged groups have been included and empowered in these three areas. The report uses analytical evidence to encourage policymakers to adopt policies that underpin inclusion and empowerment in their countries.