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, on 5-7 October 2022. Registration and other details coming soon.

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 will take stock of where we are, evaluate progress made, and identify what challenges lay ahead.

Explore the programme here.

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, the VII Colombian Economic Congress, will form part of the programme.