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?
Human rights in Angola
Inge Amundsen (CMI), Cesaltina Abreu and Catarina Gomes (LAB)
The non-oil tax reform in Angola: Escaping from petroleum dependency?
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Aslak Orre and Francisco Paulo
The Extractive Industries and Society
Omdømmerisikoen for både Norge og Equinor bør tas opp til bred diskusjon
Arne Wiig, Rune Jansen Hagen, Ivar Kolstad
Resettlement capacity assessments for climate induced displacements: Evidence from Ethiopia
Solomon Zena Walelign, Susan L. Cutter and Päivi Lujala
Customers play an important role in shaping firms’ VAT compliance
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Cecilia Kagoma, Ephraim Mdee, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen & Vincent Somville
Household Bargaining and Spending on Children: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania
Charlotte Ringdal and Ingrid Hoem Sjursen