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Global Perspectives on Inequality

The MD4SG Inequality working group studies how optimization, incentive design, and learning can improve services for vulnerable populations, such as homeless individuals and smallholder farmers. We also study how algorithmic approaches can magnify existing inequalities, and how to design systems to guard against these effects. To address such questions, we draw on techniques from computer science, economics and operations research, as well as experience in social work and international development.