Equity & Inclusion
State of East Africa Report 2016: Consolidating Misery? The Political Economy of Inequalities
Building on previous SoEA reports, this edition examines the political economy of inequalities and highlights the relationship between politics and inequality. The report offers some hypotheses as to why inequalities persist and why efforts to address them are unlikely to be successful in the absence of a committed attempt to dismantle and recreate the institutions that distribute power and the networks that have emerged to extract benefits from them. The report analyzes nine sectors divided across economic, social and political pillars, and for each of these sectors it asks questions about the EAC Member States’ performance in the fiscal, normative and ethical domains.
State of East Africa Report 2013: The future of inequality in East Africa
Not one, but three East Africas!' This is one of the key insights of the new State of East Africa Report 2013 on the theme One People, One Destiny? The Future of Inequality in East Africa published with support from TradeMark East Africa (TMEA). The State of East Africa Report 2013 goes further than merely describing East Africa from a statistical perspective. It interrogates a fundamental question of great relevance to the process of regional integration, namely, to what extent are the fundamental objectives of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community of promoting 'balanced and harmonious growth', 'equitable distribution of benefits' and 'people-centered' integration, being achieved. SID 2013
A Tale of Two East Africans
The economies of the five East African countries have continuously been growing over the years. However, much remains to be achieved in terms of reducing inequality for human development.'A tale of two east Africans' is a video-story painting a picture on the extent to which inequality is manifesting itself rampantly in East Africa.This video story has been produced by SID as part of the The State of East Africa Report 2013.
Exploring Kenya’s Inequality: Pulling apart or pooling together?
The book examines the state of inequality in Kenya from the county, which is the highest level of administration to the ward, which is the lowest level of administration in socio-economic indicators like: demography, levels of poverty, gini coefficient, levels of consumption and expenditure, access to education, employment, water, sanitation, housing, and use of energy for lighting and cooking. The report's data and figures have been made available on a dedicated website. This is a follow up of previous SID work on inequality, and seeks to respond to the emerged need of organizing, analysing and using data as a key tool functional to the implementation of Kenyan devolution process. SID & Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, 2013
Set Me Free - The Story of Ajem
This is a video produced by SID, based on SID 2013 publication Exploring Kenya’s Inequality: Pulling Apart or Pooling Together? The Story of Ajem' tells about the everyday life of Ajem, a Kenyan child living in Loimo, in Turkana County, in Kenya. The video illustrates some key challenges that children like Ajem face in their everyday life.
East African Integration: Dynamics of equity in trade, education, media and labour
This publication is part of the SID regional programme 'Enhancing Equity in the East Africa Integration Process', which seeks to study and track the evolution of the EAC integration from an equity perspective, to help the region understand monitor and manage the risks that the region may face if the issue of inequality is ignored. The study looks at equity in four sectors: Trade, Media, Education, and Labour. Differing levels of development among the partner states and their respective economies, and differing policies in the various sectors of these countries, have and will inevitably result in imbalances. However, it is the manner in which these asymmetries are managed - in the distribution of benefits and costs, and the sensitivity we demonstrate when they occur that will determine their disruptive or constructive effect. As the regional economies continue to grow, as businesses and firms continue to expand, the EAC and its countries must confront the question of inequality and poverty. Investing heavily in the education, which is a natural equalizer, is vital. SID, 2011
Readings on Inequality in Kenya: Sectoral dynamics and perspectives
This publication, launched in Nairobi on 15 May 2007, analyses inequality from the perspectives of 8 different sectors of Kenya’s economy. Contributions have been made by some of the leading experts in Kenya. As the first volume in this planned series of publications on inequality in the region, this book carries on from Pulling Apart: Facts and Figures on Inequality in Kenya, which was launched in October 2004 and looked at the status of inequality in Kenya. The publications are part of SID’s programme on Rich and Poor: National Discourses on Poverty, Inequality and Growth (RAPP). SID, 2006
Pulling Apart: Facts and figures on inequality in Kenya
This publication is part of the Rich and Poor: National Discourses on Poverty, Inequality and Growth Project (RAPP). Basing its contents exclusively on secondary sources, the report captures the facts and presents the portrait of the unequal development of a nation. SID, 2004