The EU-AFD Research Facility to better understand inequalities has undertaken 23 research projects, producing 150 publications during its 3 years of implementation.
Find the final synthesis report of the research facility here and here are a selection of some of the most important studies, projects and tools produced by the facility:
- Water: Inequalities in urban water services, La Paz, El Alto (Bolivia)
- Labour market: Understanding the dynamics of the earnings distribution, South Africa
- Social policies: Analyzing inequalities from the perspective of health, education and employment trajectories, Burkina Faso
- Social mobility: Inequalities, social mobility and perceptions, Mexico
Global research projects
- Taxation: Understanding the role of taxation in the fight against inequalities, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal
- Social protection: The distributional impact of social protection: short- and longer-run inequalities, Ethiopia, India, Peru
- Regional policy: Analysis of multidimensional inequalities and impact of regional policies on inequalities, Central America, West Africa
- Climate change: Climate variability and inequalities, Vietnam, Indonesia
- Diagnostic: Inequalities diagnostics: A tool for analyzing inequalities in Africa, South Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya.
A new guide on addressing social and economic inequalities
To support development actors to better address in particular economic and social inequalities through the EU development cooperation,the European Commission, has published a new guide.
The guide demonstrates how European Union development cooperation can become more responsive to the challenge of reducing inequalities and is divided into three volumes
- Volume 1presents the theoretical background and trends to understand inequality.
- Volume 2presents 18 “Policy Briefs” on inequalities to guide the design of policies on different topics linked toinequalities, including: health, education, social protection, transport and mobility, energy, climate change, water and sanitation, land, urban development, territorial development, public finance, taxation, trade, growth, digitalisation, financial inclusion, labour and employment, governance and the rule of law, and gende
- Volume 3presents guidelines and tools to help EU staff mainstream inequality across all operations and to assess to what extent inequality is being addressed through development cooperation.