Research Agreement with the Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD)

The fight against inequality is linked to the fight against poverty. All studies agree that the fight against poverty is easier, at the same time, inequalities are reduced. Everywhere, there is a link for the rising of the debt, and the rise of private and financial indebtedness. There are therefore inequalities for a negative impact on development because they reduce well-being, slow down poverty reduction, lead to social and political instability and, ultimately, are associated with lower growth.

The research agreement between AFD and LIS aims at providing both parties with enhanced capacities to realize national or cross-national studies on socio-economic outcomes and on the institutional factors that shape those outcomes.

This research collaboration will rely on three pillars (1) producing research papers on the topic of inequality and development (2) expanding the LIS database with 2 more countries (3) providing scientific support for the 2018 AFD conference.

June 13, 2018 | News