Inequality in Angola
Inequality in Angola is high with a Gini index of 0.55. The 20% of the population with the highest incomes receive 59% of all incomes, whilst the poorest 20% receive only 3%. Beyond such descriptive information, however, there is limited quantitative analysis of the evolution of inequality, and its preconditions and effects in an Angolan context. A high level of inequality, between households and between regions, presents grave challenges for poverty reduction and may undermine democratization and increase the level of social conflict. However, more research is needed to understand the nature of these challenges in Angola, and how we can respond to them. This project addresses some of these gaps and challenges, focusing on the following two research questions:
- What is the level of inequality in Angola, nationally and decomposed into inequality between and within regions, and between salient social categories such as gender?
- What are the main impacts of inequality in Angola on trust and cooperation?
Género e pobreza no periurbano Luandense
Margareth Nangacovie, Iselin Åsedotter Strønen
The political economy of banking in Angola
Manuel Ennes Ferreira and Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
Diversification and democracy
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig
International Political Science Review
Comparing urban and rural poverty in Angola
Inge Tvedten, Gilson Lázaro and Eyolf Jul-Larsen
What does it mean to be poor? Investigating the qualitative-quantitative divide in Mozambique
Sam Jones and Inge Tvedten