The ACEIR Model

The African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research (ACEIR) is configured as a hub-and-spoke model. The University of Cape Town hosts the hub, as well as the South African node, with two strong research centres based at nodes at the University of Ghana, Legon and the University of Nairobi. The research groups and members of the three research nodes bring together internationally eminent African scholars who are influential researchers in their country contexts and have excellent research connections to their respective national statistical offices.

University of Cape Town

The Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) anchors a number of strong research groups that undertake applied and policy-relevant empirical research and capacity building with an emphasis on poverty and inequality, labour markets, human capital and social policy. Read More

University of Ghana

The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) engages in a number of policy-relevant research programmes in the social sciences to generate solutions for national development. Read More

University of Nairobi

The School of Economics aims to provide a quality university education and training through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilisation of knowledge in economics. Read More