Is inequality in Africa rising?

A fisherman is pictured at sunset at the northern end of the airport runway on the small nation island of Nauru, April 15, 2010. Australia has flooded Nauru with money since 2012, when the island became a key plank in its controversial policy of dealing with asylum seekers. Nauru hosts a detention centre able to hold 1,500 men, women and children from the Middle East, Africa and Asia who have been sent there after trying to get to Australia in rickety boats, usually from Indonesia. Picture taken April 15, 2010. To match Insight AUSTRALIA-NAURU/ REUTERS/Rod Henshaw

A fisherman is pictured at sunset. Image: REUTERS/Rod Henshaw

Christoph Lakner
Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, The World Bank.
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