The objective of the research facility is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of economic and social inequalities, their drivers and underlying factors at different spatial levels, as well as the most effective policies and approaches to reduce them.
This action also aims to initiate a common reflection among Member States on ways to strengthen the contribution of EU development cooperation to the fight against inequalities, in the framework of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and contribute to the EU development policy overarching objective of poverty eradication.
The main actions carried out by this Facility are:
- Global and thematic research projects on the determinants and dynamics of economic and social inequalities in developing and emerging countries are being carried out by European donors, in partnership with research centers.
- Research projects are carried out by research centers, AFD research officers, and governments on a selection of countries and cities, in order to respond to the countries’ needs, and to create an opportunity for dialogue on public policies with partner governments on the topic of inequalities.
- AFD supports partner countries as well as development institutions in order for them to include the research results into their national policies and development cooperation strategies.