The Asia-Pacific region is characterised by high levels of income inequality. While there is greater
equality in Central Asia and the Pacific, the most unequal sub-regions are South Asia and East Asia.
Income inequality varies greatly between countries, ranging from a Gini coefficient of 19 in
Azerbaijan to 52 in India. Further, income inequality is likely underestimated across the region while
wealth inequality appears to be much greater than inequality in incomes.
A new report from DevelopmentPathways and UNDP