The World Bank will release a new report: Inequality in Southern Africa – An assessment of the Southern African Customs Union during a webinar on March 9, 2022. This report provides a comprehensive diagnosis of the sources of inequality in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), comprising Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa, and recommends policies and measures to accelerate the reduction of inequality in the region. Even though most of the information used in the report predates the COVID-19 crisis, the diagnostic of the structural and historical issues underpinning the high levels of inequality in SACU remains relevant, if not more so, considering the implications of the pandemic.
This webinar is an opportunity to hear the finding of the report to be presented by the World Bank Senior Economists and co-authors of the report: Facundo Cuevas and Precious Zikhali. You will also have the opportunity to be part of a discussion on the challenges of the region with an eminent panel.