Inequality in East Africa. Quick tips from the State of East Africa Report 2013

Average income distribution by country in 2011 (World Development Indicators, 2013)

Burundi is the least unequal country in the East Africa, followed, in order of rising inequality, by Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. The trends in the last two decades point to Rwanda and Burundi reducing inequality more recently, albeit from a very high level in Rwanda. Kenya and Tanzania seem to be expanding the gap between rich and poor, while Uganda has kept it mostly stable for two decades. The SoEAR 2013 report explores inclusiveness and equity in the context of the East African regional integration process. It aims to describe, analyse and understand the region from an inclusiveness perspective and to explore the dynamics that are influencing equity, in order to understand how the economic, social and political integration agenda might influence the equity dynamics at play in the region (Source:  SoEAR 2013).

The SoEAR 2013 explores the future of inequality within the five countries of the East African Community.

The report will be launched at 9.00 am on Friday 22nd, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel, in Nairobi, Kenya by the Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly in the presence of the Members of the East African Legislative Assembly.  Download leaflet

Launch event:  22  November 2013  H. 9 am | Nairobi Hilton Hotel

Live streaming @SIDEastAfrica #SoEAR2013 www.sidint.net

 The State of East Africa Report is published every year by the Society for International Development with the aim of raising awareness about the East African Community and catalysying an informed engagement and participation in the process of East Africa’s regional integration. 

See also:  The People of East Africa