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