In the name of progress: Will technology solve inequality?
On 7 October Daron Acemoğlu delivers the 2022 WIDER Annual Lecture, challenging the techno-optimism of our age. Register to join the live stream. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on domestic revenue mobilization
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Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES | Bogotá, Colombia, on 5-7 October 2022 | Join us as we discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research on inequality, and its policy take-aways. Read more
The developer’s dilemma: Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth
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Journal Special Issue: What sustains informality
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Journal ArticleDecomposing learning inequalities in East Africa: How much does sorting matter?
Inequalities in learning opportunities arise from both household- and school-related factors...Africa Inequality of opportunities Sorting
BlogDual learning disadvantages in East Africa: And how to deal with them
Children from poorer families in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda face a double disadvantage in their opportunity to access learning: not only is the overall quality of education low in these countries, but they also attend relatively poorer-quality schoo...Inequality of opportunities Sorting Variance decomposition
Working PaperDoes sorting matter for learning inequality?: Evidence from East Africa
Inequalities in children’s learning are widely recognized to arise from variations in both household- and school-related factors...Africa Inequality of opportunities Sorting