Step 1 Select a dimension of ex/inclusion Open

Selected: Dynamic

Exclusion is dynamic as both a process and a status.  Exclusion as a process is about the developments that push individuals towards the margins of a given society. These exclusionary dynamics are highly time- and space-specific; they progress in different ways, are experienced at different degrees and with different intensity, and operate at different social levels. As a status, exclusion reflects the outcomes of that process. The fact that an individual has reached the end point of such a trajectory does not mean that there can be no further movement along the inclusion/exclusion continuum. 


Take the example of marginalization associated with stigmatising conditions such as HIV/AIDS. Their exclusionary power differs highly from place to place (e.g., between South Africa and the USA), between socio-economic and ethnic groups, and across time (e.g., consider the status of HIV-positive people three decades ago and today).


Three inclusive policy markers can assist with diagnosing and addressing such dynamics.


Step 2 Select an Inclusive Policy Marker

Step 3 Select a Policy Design Consideration

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