Friday, 6 December 2013


This is one of the key insights of the new State of East Africa Report 2013 on the theme One People, One Destiny? The Future of Inequality in East Africa published by the Society for International Development (SID), with support from TradeMark East Africa (TMEA). The Report, launching on November 22nd 2013, in a ceremony presided over by the Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly Right Honourable Margaret Zziwa, in the presence of the Honourable Members of the East African Legislative Assembly at the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi at 09:00 is designed to raise awareness about East Africa by revealing new information, providing fresh insight, sparking the collective imagination and encouraging deeper engagement with the processes that are shaping the region.
The State of East Africa Report 2013 goes further than merely describing East Africa from a statistical perspective. The Future of Inequality in East Africa, interrogates a fundamental question of great relevance to the process of regional integration, namely, to what extent are the fundamental objectives of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community of promoting 'balanced and harmonious growth', 'equitable distribution of benefits' and 'people-centered' integration, being achieved.
To explore the future of inequality in East Africa, the State of East Africa Report 2013 interrogates a large amount of data to describe how inequality is manifesting itself in East Africa, unpacks the forces that are shaping it and imagines three different ways in which it might evolve over the next three decades. It also outlines some strategic policy options on how inequality might be addressed, as a way of catalysing national and regional dialogue on the issue, and its implications for integration.
The report is available on the new dedicated website of the State of East Africa Report Series

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