ACEIR’s goal is to contribute to deep, multidimensional and interdisciplinary understandings of inequality in each country context, and a continental and global understanding of how inequalities can be overcome. Our approach includes building capacity for frontier data scholarship, while try-level analyses of inequality that are also anchored in historical legacies of the political economy of African development are undertaken. ACEIR researchers are linking processes related to inequality within each country to international measurements such as the Sustainable Development Goals.
ACEIR’s research programme addresses themes which include:
- Inequality trends on the African continent
- Spatial inequality
- Tax and expenditure benefit incidence
- Climate change and inequality
Different projects within these themes are undertaken by the research teams at the Centre’s nodes in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.