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Blue Face. By Geoffrey Ernest Katantazi Mukasa. World Bank Art Collection
Inclusion Matters: The Foundation for Shared Prosperity
October 9, 2013Location: JB1-080

This Davos-style round-table discussion brings together policy makers, activists, and academics for a discourse about what inclusion means and how to achieve it.

Social inclusion is many things to many people.  A new report, Inclusion Matters: The Foundation for Shared Prosperity, will be launched ahead of the World Bank Group/IMF Annual Meetings. It puts boundaries around an abstract idea and tells us what we can do to further the agenda. Social inclusion is embedded in the World Bank's twin goals - it matters to ending extreme poverty because some groups are over-represented among the extreme poor, and it matters to creating shared prosperity because growth can leave some people behind. 

Join a talk show style panel with dynamic participants to discuss what social inclusion can mean for the World Bank Group and its clients. Make time to view the accompanying art exhibit that brings voices of the excluded through art, videos, and testimonials.  

Watch live: The event will be streamed live online at World Bank Live.

Speakers include:
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
, Executive Director of Tebtebba (Indigenous People's International Centre for Policy Research and Education), Philippines
Sukhadeo Thorat, Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, India 
Ray Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America

Rachel Kyte, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank

Social media:  #inclusionmatters

After the event: The conversation will continue Oct. 31 - Nov. 20 on the Striking Poverty platform.

For more information and to request visitor passes, email eacul@worldbank.org.

Oct. 9, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Inclusion Matters: The Foundation for Shared Prosperity
  • CONTACT: For more information and to request visitor passes, email:
  • eacul@worldbank.org