Presentation to the Agence Française de Développement
Lead researchers from UNU-WIDER's Assessment of potential distributional impacts of four development programmes in Benin, Djibouti-Ethiopia, Uganda, and Viet Nam project present the research results to officials at the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in Paris. The research assesses the impact of development cooperation programmes on inequality levels in partner countries.
In addition to sharing findings and implications, UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Miguel Niño-Zarazúa and Dr. Christian Morabito also present to staff how to use key methodological tools, such as the Inequality Marker and Distributional Impact Assessment, to estimate the impacts of aid programmes on inequality levels and the position of beneficiaries in the distribution. These tools and capabilities provide critical capabilities to development agencies for monitoring, evaluating, and improving development cooperation and support targeting of aid to beneficiaries in the bottom 40% of the income distribution.