Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time

WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES, 5-7 October 2022, in Bogotá, Colombia

Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time

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.

Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time

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.

To watch the videos from the sessions at the conference, watch our playlist here.

The keynotes and policy event are livestreamed on UNU-WIDER's YouTube channel, direct links below:

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.