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Engagement on strategies to overcome inequality in South Africa

1 & 2 June 2017

Programme

 


 

1 June 2017

 

SESSION 1: GLOBAL AND LOCAL TRENDS AND ISSUES

Global inequality: Trends and issues
Finn Tarp, United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)

 

 
 

SESSION 2: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES AND SUSTAINABILITY

International perspectives on income and wealth inequality in South Africa
Anthony Shorrocks, The Brookings Institution

Inequality and sustainability
Gaël Giraud, AFD, French Development Agency, and Energy and Prosperity Chair
with Matheus Grasselli, Mc Master University, Fields Institute

 


 

SESSION 3: OVERCOMING INEQUALITY

The labour market and inequality in South Africa
Gary Fields, Cornell University, IZA, and United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)

Structural transformation, inequality and poverty in Africa
John Page, The Brookings Institution

 


 

SESSION 4: SOCIAL EXPENDITURES, SOCIAL SECURITY AND TAX POLICY

The rise of social assistance in Southern Africa
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)

Tax policy and inequality
Tony Addison, United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)

The tax system and redistribution
Liz Gavin, South African Revenue Services

 


 

2 June 2017

 

SESSION 5: PROMOTING SOCIAL MOBILITY

Income mobility in India: Dimensions, drivers and policy
Peter Lanjouw, VU University, Amsterdam

Occupational segregation, poverty and race
Carlos Gradín, United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)

 

 


 

 

SESSION 6: CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT WITH INEQUALITY

Urban land justice
Julian Sendin, Nidfuna Ukwazi

Education inequality
Zandile Ngubeni, Equal Education

Health equity
Vera Scott, Tekano

Black Sash’s Hands Off Our Grants Campaign – a case study in defending, promoting, advancing S27(1)(c) – Right of access to social security (Social Assistance) – wrt overcoming inequality
Elroy Paulus, Black Sash

Analysis the impact of state services on the poor
Neva Makgetla, TIPS

 

 


 

 

SESSION 7: FRAMEWORK AND THE WAY FORWARD

Strategies to overcome inequality in South Africa: Thinking inside and outside of the box
Murray Leibbrandt, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit and Poverty and Inequality Initiative, University of Cape Town