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 reports 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 is the second inequality trends report by ACEIR researchers. It was authored by researchers of the Ghana node, based 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 launch, in November 2020, was hosted 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" is due to be launched in 2021 by the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics. It is published jointly with ACEIR, the University of Nairobi, the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union.
The South African inequality trends report was published in November 2019 by Statistics South Africa in partnership with ACEIR, the University of Cape Town, the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union. This 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.
Established in 2018, ACEIR is one of the 13 centres of excellence of the African Research Universities Alliance.