What's the issue?

Across the world, local leaders are taking a stand against rising inequalities. Through innovations in health care delivery, to living wage campaigns, from the issuance of official identification cards for all city residents to facilitate access to public services, to mobile apps to improve urban mobility for people with disabilities – mayors and local governments are advancing policies and programmes that aim to boost equity and economic growth.

About the Champion Mayors

The OECD launched the Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Initiative in March 2016, with support from the Ford Foundation. Champion Mayors form a coalition of willing leaders who have committed to tackling inequalities and promoting more inclusive economic growth in cities.



Full list of Champion Mayors


Watch the mayors of Bogotá, Cape Town, New York City, Paris, Portland and Seoul explain why climate change and social inequality must be tackled together.


For more information, please contact: ChampionMayors@oecd.org