The main objective of this work is to summarise existing knowledge on the inequality trends in different African countries by using available national survey data and take stock of future data needs to help inform policies to overcome inequality. The diagnostics serve as a baseline on inequality trends in each country and are used to explore the implications of the data analyses with different sectoral stakeholders.
The Inequality Diagnostics for Ghana was published in November 2020. It was authored by researchers at ACEIR's Ghana node, based at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research at the University of Ghana, in partnership with the Agence Française de Développement as part of the Research Facility on Inequality funded by the European Union. The report was launched by the University of Ghana and with the participation of key stakeholders including academics, government representatives, development practitioners and the media.
The Inequality Trends and Diagnostics in Kenya, 2020 was released in July 2021 by the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics and project partners. It was published and launched jointly with ACEIR's Kenya node at the School of Economics, the University of Nairobi; and the Agence Française de Développement as part of the Research Facility on Inequality funded by the European Union.
Mali and Mozambique
Work has commenced towards the end of 2021 to produce inequality diagnostics for Mali and Mozambique, respectively. The new research is again in partnership with the Agence Française de Développement, and in collaboration with researchers from the Institut National de la Statistique Mali (National Institute of Statistics Mali) and Mozambique's IESE (the Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económico). Read more
The Inequality Trends in South Africa: A multidimensional diagnostic of inequality was published in November 2019 by Statistics South Africa in partnership with ACEIR's South Africa node at the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit of the University of Cape Town; and the Agence Française de Développement as part of the Research Facility on Inequality funded by the European Union. The launch was followed by a multisectoral stakeholder engagement early in 2020 to apply the report's findings to proposed strategies to reduce inequality in the country.