Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time

WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES, 5-7 October 2022, in Bogotá, Colombia
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES) convenes a three-day conference on reducing inequality, held in Bogotá, Colombia, 5-7 October 2022.

As new research uncovers the many negative impacts that high inequality can have, a consensus is emerging that achieving SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities is a global goal of critical importance.

This WIDER Development Conference, the second of 2022, provides a forum to discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research on inequality, and its policy take-aways. It takes stock of where we are, evaluates progress made, and identifies what challenges lay ahead.

Explore the programme here.

The programme addresses major themes in inequality across keynote lectures, parallel sessions, and a policy dialogue event. Speakers include leading scholars of inequality, including Raquel Fernández and Francisco H. G. Ferreira. In addition, the VII Colombian Economic Congress forms part of the programme.

The keynotes and policy event are livestreamed on UNU-WIDER's YouTube channel. Link to the livestream coming soon.

The event closes with the WIDER Annual Lecture 2022 given by Daron Acemoğlu, In the name of progress: Will technology solve inequality? The WIDER Annual Lecture is livestreamed. Register to attend the Annual Lecture livestream here.

Conference programme: Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time

Programme for Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time All sessions in the Auditorium including the plenary sessions will be livestreamed. Link to livestream coming soon. Note: The times in the programme are Bogotá local...

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