Parallel session
Inequality and poverty in South Eastern Africa

Parallel 2.4 | Room 4: Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 14:00-15:30 (UTC-5)

This session includes papers that discuss research on poverty and inequality in south eastern Africa. The papers discuss trends in poverty and inequality, vulnerability and inter-generational mobility in the countries in the region. 


14:00-15:30 (UTC-5)

Patricia Justino | Chair

Professor Patricia Justino is a development economist who works at the interface between Development Economics and Political Science. She is a leading expert on political violence and development, and the co-founder and co-director of the Households in Conflict Network. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER and Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK (on leave).

Enilde Sarmento | Presenter

Trends in poverty and inequality in Mozambique (1996-2021)

Enilde Sarmento has over 15 years of experience in economic governance and policy analysis with a focus on macroeconomics, macro-fiscal forecasting, Public Financial Management, tax policy and private sector development. With extensive experience in macroeconomic analysis and policy formulation from governmental and non-governmental organizations in Mozambique and other African countries, including leading the negotiations on the new IMF programme in Mozambique (ECF 2022-2024), she is knowledgeable in best contemporary international practice and in the practicalities of what developing countries can implement sustainably.

David Garcés-Urzainqui | Presenter

Understanding poverty dynamics and vulnerability in Tanzania: 2012–2018
(co-authors: Jehovaness Aikaeli and Kenneth Mdadila)

My research interests lie within the areas of development economics and income distribution. In particular, his focus is on the measurement of poverty, inequality and mobility in developing countries, combining the study of methodological innovations and their applications.

Susmita Baulia | Presenter

Income diversification in the long-term: Intergenerational outcomes in the Kagera region 
(co-authors: Milla Nyyssölä and Kunal Sen)

She is an applied microeconomist. Her research lies within the fields of development economics, labour economics and industrial organisation. In development economics, she works on policy-relevant questions in health, education and sustainable livelihood, with a focus on India and SSA. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Turku, Finland, where she is currently a post-doctoral researcher. She has also worked as a consultant for UNU-WIDER, Finland.