India has been ranked 129 among 158 countries in the 2020 Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index. The third edition of the index focuses on Fighting Inequality in the time of COVID-19. The 2020 CRI index has been topped by Norway. South Sudan is the lowest ranking country in the index at 158th position.
India in the Index
- As per the index, India is among the world’s worst-performing countries in tackling inequality going into the pandemic.
- India’s health budget is the world’s fourth-lowest and only half of the population has access to even the most basic healthcare services.
About Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index.
The index is released by the international charitable organisation ‘Oxfam International’ in partnership with Development Finance International and with inputs from independent experts. It monitors what governments are doing through their policy commitments to reduce inequality and tackle the gap between rich and poor. The index is based upon three basic pillars: Public Services Pillar, Progressive Tax Pillar and Workers Rights Pillar.