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Intersecting Inequalities and the Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Brazil

10 May 2017 16:00–17:30

Library Road,
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9RE

In this seminar, Ricardo Santos will explore the paper ‘Intersecting Inequalities and the Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Brazil’, co-authored with Prof. Naila Kabeer of the Gender Institute, LSE, and Emeritus Fellow of IDS. 

The paper uses national data from Brazil to explore how groups at the intersection of race, class, gender and spatial inequalities fared as far in relation to indicators of poverty, labour market engagement and well-being that have been highlighted by the Sustainable Development Goals.  

The analysis covers the period 2004 to 2013 when income inequality was declining in Brazil. It therefore allows to investigate how socially marginalized groups in the country  experienced this overall decline in inequality and to explore some of the explanations as to why and how. 

About the speaker

Ricardo Santos is a Research Fellow of the United Nations University World Institute of Development Economics Research – UNU-WIDER, and is stationed in Maputo, Mozambique, as Resident Advisor of the Centre of Studies in Economics and Management (CEEG) of the Economics Department of Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM).

He is also an Associate Researcher of the Institute of International Inequalities of the London School of Economics and a visiting researcher at the National Centre of Scientific Research (CNIC) of the National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL).

He holds a PhD in Economics from IDS, a Master degree in Economics from the Nova University in Lisbon and an MA in Development Studies from IDS. His previous work in the development field includes voluntary work for one year in Timor-Leste as a member of a Portuguese NGO and, Program Manager for Timor-Leste and Angola and Deputy Executive Officer of the same NGO.

His current research focuses on Inequality, Labour and Education Economics, and Business Economics with a strong focus on Mozambique.

About the Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development (CRPD)

This event has been organised under the auspices of the Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development (CRPD). CRPD is at the forefront of research and practical analysis that helps connect governments, donors, civil society, and academia to explore new way to address global development challenges, with a particular focus on the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and other increasingly influential middle-income countries

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