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The Rise of the Middle Class and the Service Delivery Gap in Latin America and the Caribbean - Webcast
October 10, 2013World Bank Headquarters and Online

This event, organized jointly by the World Bank Group and the global Spanish Newspaper El País, will bring together heads of state, ministers and experts to debate the challenges created by one of Latin America's most impressive recent development successes: While the middle class surpassed for the first time ever the number of poor in the region, this achievement highlights the public service gap and multiplied citizen demands for quality service delivery.

This event, organized jointly by the World Bank Group and the global Spanish Newspaper El País, will bring together heads of state, ministers and experts to debate the challenges created by one of Latin America's most impressive recent development successes: While the middle class surpassed for the first time ever the number of poor in the region, this achievement highlights the public service gap and multiplied citizen demands for quality service delivery.

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

Welcoming Remarks: 
Hasan Tuluy, Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, WBG
Ángel Ron, President, Banco Popular Español; and
Javier Moreno, Editor in Chief, El País.

Special Addresses:
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group

Opening Remarks: 
Mr. Enrique V. Iglesias, Secretary-General, Ibero-American Cooperation Secretariat.

Speakers:
Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development
Mauricio Cardenas, Minister of Finance, Colombia
Marta lagos, Executive Director, Latinobarometro
Fernando Lorenzo, Minister of Finance, Uruguay

Moderator: Moises Naim, Chief International Columnist, El Pais

Closing Remarks:
Luciano Coutinho, President, BNDES, Brazil 

Follow the event live on Twitter with #wblive

OCT. 10, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
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