Reducing Inequality – The Great Challenge of Our Time

UNU-WIDER and UNIANDES will convene a three-day conference on reducing inequality in Bogotá, Colombia on 5–7 October 2022.

- America/Bogota

The UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), in partnership with Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES), will convene a three-day conference on reducing inequality, held in Bogotá, Colombia, on 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, will provide a forum to discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research on inequality, and its policy takeaways. Participaanyts will will take stock of where we are, evaluate the progress made, and identify the challenges that lay ahead.

The programme will address 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, a parallel series organized by the VII Colombian Economy Congress, will form part of the programme.

The event will close with the WIDER Annual Lecture 2022, given by Daron Acemoğlu.

For more information, see the conference announcement on the UNU-WIDER website.

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