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From Poverty to Prosperity
From Poverty to Prosperity - Webcast
October 9, 2013World Bank Headquarters and Online

The WBG has added to its poverty fighting mission the goal of promoting shared prosperity by focusing on the income growth of the bottom 40 percent. This panel will discuss policy questions related to shared prosperity.

Though millions of people have moved out of extreme poverty since 2000, prosperity for people at the lower end of the income spectrum remains elusive and, in far too many countries, inequality abides. The World Bank Group has added to its poverty fighting mission the goal of promoting shared prosperity by focusing on the income growth of the bottom 40 percent. This panel will discuss policy questions related to shared prosperity. Globally, what is the role of globalization in shaping a country’s progress in promoting shared prosperity? Is there a next wave of national economic and social policies that can promote shared prosperity in individual countries?

This event will be streamed live online at World Bank Live

Opening Remarks:
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

Speakers: 
Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Pravin Gordhan, Minister, South Africa
Santiago Levy, Vice President for Knowledge and Sectors, Inter-American Development Bank

Moderator:
Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

Follow the Event Live on Twitter with #wblive

OCT. 9, 12 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. EDT
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