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22 March 2021 - 25 March 2021
EU-AFD Research Facility on Inequalities - Final Conference

In 2017, the EU-AFD Research Facility on Inequalities started supporting research on inequalities through 23 projects primarily focused on economic and social inequalities. The main objective was to understand inequalities by answering various questions: what do we know about socio-economic inequalities in emerging and developing countries? How are they being reshaped by crises, and how are they influenced by new challenges such as climate change? How can we enhance the role of public policies in the reduction of inequalities? More recently, how is the Covid-19 pandemic going to exacerbate inequalities?

To find out how this EU-AFD Research Facility was structured, we invite you to consult the brochure to find the list of studies carried out and the partner research centres we work with.

Beyond answering the above questions, these papers have also been key in bringing inputs on the most efficient ways to reduce inequalities for policy-makers and development practitioners.
Find out some of the emblematic projects of the Research Facility on Inequalities below:


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


Taxation: Understanding the role of taxation in the fight against inequalities, Ivory coast, Mali and Senegal

Social protection: The distributional impact of social protection: short- and longer-run inequalities, Ethiopia, India and Peru

Regional policy: Analysis of multidimensional inequalities and the impact of regional policies on inequalities, Central America and West Africa

Climate change: Climate variability and inequalities, Vietnam, Indonesia


Diagnostic: Inequalities diagnostics: A tool for analyzing inequalities in Africa, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Kenya

Find out more information here!