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  • Bulletin no. 6, May 2021

    • African inequalities at a conference of the European Union and the Agence Française de Développement;
    • Debating historical inequalities and economic transformation in South Africa in partnership with the French embassy in South Africa;
    • Africa Day webinar on recent trends and patterns in spatial and national inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa; and
    • A new working paper and other publications by ACEIR researchers.

    This month marked ACEIR’s third year since it was established as one of the centres of excellence of the African Research Universities Alliance aimed at improving the quality and quantity of African research and enhancing the voice of Africans in global debates. This news bulletin reflects the strides that ACEIR is making in advancing this goal. Read more

  • Bulletin no. 5, December 2020

    • New inequality trends reports - for Ghana and Kenya; 
    • Six new working papers that span Ghana, Kenya and South Africa;
    • A new, innovative project on the climate action-poverty-inequality nexus; and
    • A ream of webinars to share knowledge that emerge from our research.

    In spite of the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic across the globe in 2020, our team remained committed and worked hard to complete an impressive range of research outputs. Read more

  • Bulletin no. 4, May 2020

    • Data scholarship capacity building in partnership with DataFirst;
    • Discussing South Africa’s first comprehensive report on inequality with stakeholders from different sectors; and
    • Forthcoming series of ACEIR working papers on inequalities in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

    In this bulletin, we report the start of a critical component of ACEIR’s work: data scholarship capacity building in partnership with DataFirst, Africa’s only data platform that is internationally certified as a trusted repository. In this quarter of 2020, the findings from South Africa’s first comprehensive report on inequality was taken further for discussion with stakeholders from different sectors. A series of forthcoming ACEIR working papers on inequalities in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa are also announced. Read more

  • Bulletin no. 3, December 2019

    • The release of ACEIR's first report on inequality trends for each node country;
    • A seminar series on the Sustainable Development Goals hosted by the South African node.

    2019 was a busy year for the ACEIR team as some of the work started in 2018 came to fruition. This bulletin reflects on some of the highlights, including the release of ACEIR’s first report on inequality trends for each node country – in this case, for South Africa – as well as a seminar series on the Sustainable Development Goals hosted by the South African node in partnership with UCT’s Poverty & Inequality Initiative. Read more

  • Bulletin no. 2, July 2019

    • A handbook on inequality measurement for country studies was developed to assist ACEIR researchers with textured analyses of inequality in their respective countries. 

    In 2018, the country nodes – Ghana, Kenya and South Africa – and affiliate scholars in Côte d’Ivoire embarked on textured analyses of inequality in their respective countries. To build capacity for this undertaking, a Handbook on Inequality Measurement for Country Studies was developed by researchers at the University of Cape Town, where ACEIR’s hub and the South African node are located. Read more

  • Bulletin no. 1, June 2019

    • An introdution to the centre’s hub-and-spoke model;
    • Plans to support ACEIR partners and its network with data capacity development; and
    • ACEIR is one of the 13 ARUA Centres who were invited to submit funding proposals to UK Research and Innovation.

    The first ACEIR newsletter introduces the centre’s hub-and-spoke model and explains plans to support ACEIR partners and its network with data capacity development, including creating their own data hubs.  In another development, ACEIR is one of the 13 ARUA Centres who were invited to submit multi-million pound funding proposals to support capacity building and partnerships as part of ARUA’s partnership with the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Read more

 

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