State of East Africa Report 2016 Launch in Uganda

State of East Africa Report 2016 Launch in Uganda

Consolidating Misery? The political economy of inequalities Dates: 24th August 2016, Kampala, Uganda ‘People do not eat GDP’: Even as the economies of EAC member states have been recording considerable growth rates, this growth has been accompanied by a growth in inequality in virtually all countries. This is the one of the key observations of the […]

Eastern Africa Regional Meeting on Inequalities

Eastern Africa Regional Meeting on Inequalities

‘Inequalities in the context of Africa’s Structural Transformation’ Dates: 9th -10th August 2016, Nairobi, Kenya Society for International Development (SID) program of work on Inequalities focusses on: – deepening knowledge in select countries; building capacity of citizen groups to advance the establishment of a cohesive constituency in the region, including engaging in African and global […]

The 2030 Agenda, will it Deliver Equality for all?

The 2030 Agenda, will it Deliver Equality for all?

By Judith Kaulem,Poverty Reduction Action Trust,judith@prftzim.org The principle underpinning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be implemented by 2030 is “Leave No One Behind”. This comes at a backdrop of continued gender disparities that disadvantage women and girls, impeding their development and that of humankind. This article argues that linking gender equality with the Sustainable Development […]

An Inequality Take on the Brexit from the ERT

An Inequality Take on the Brexit from the ERT

By Brexit   Reclaim UNCTAD to Uphold Africa’s Structural Economic Transformation Equal Rights Trust Calls for UK Action to Strengthen and Safeguard Right to Equality. Today, following the referendum vote in the United Kingdom (UK) in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) last Thursday, the Equal Rights Trust urges the UK government to take […]

Inequality in Africa : Effects of The Ruling Class

Inequality  in Africa : Effects of The Ruling Class

By Luckystar Miyandazi, Tax Power Campaign Africa Coordinator at ActionAid International A 2016 statement by the joint inequality alliance noted that: ‘The world faces an inequality crisis that is spiraling out of control.  Across the world we are seeing the gap between the richest and the rest reach extremes not seen in a century’. The […]

Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization

Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization

Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts.

The implementation of these development plans within existing cities is having major exclusionary effects on vulnerable low-income groups through evictions and relocations, states the journal article “African urban fantasies: dreams or nightmares?”. This is because some of the informal settlements – where most of Africa’s urban poor live – are on lands attractive to property developers.

AfricaNew UNDP report reveals global inequalities, increasing mortality in Africa

AfricaNew UNDP report reveals global inequalities, increasing mortality in Africa

FRIGHTENING global inequalities means our world is fatally barbed. What is more? Maternal mortality is increasing in Africa, in direct contrast to the state of affairs in the northern hemisphere. Is mockery being made of global efforts to bring about development in specific areas of focus? Well, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) seems to think so.

It is the grim reality contained in its new report launched yesterday which ostensibly persuades the UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark, to conclude that a sustained reduction in inequality also now requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns

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