Welcome to ACEIR

The establishment of ACEIR directly addresses the analytical, empirical and data needs that are required for policy interventions and civil society action to turn the tide against inequality. ACEIR partner universities are located in western, eastern and southern Africa.

Seven of the world’s 10 most unequal countries are located in Africa – this while the continent’s population is bound to take a rapidly rising share of the world’s population in the next 30 years. Understanding Africa’s inequality dynamics is a key component of the international inequality puzzle.

To launch our research programme, we are working to improve the quality and accessibility of relevant data on inequalities in Africa. Equally as important, the ownership of local knowledge production on national and continental inequalities will underline the voice and agency vested in African scholars and research institutions.