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This event will bring together a distinguished panel of senior policymakers and prominent economists to discuss how countries in developing East Asia and Pacific can address the challenges they face in promoting shared prosperity, reducing inequality and eliminating poverty and the lessons they can use from their past successes.
Among the questions that panelists will address: which policies and programs in EAP countries have contributed to their impressive record of reducing poverty and promoting shared prosperity? What new policy and program interventions are needed to reach the extreme poor, especially in large middle-income EAP countries? How can the delivery of basic services be improved, especially at the sub-national level? What mix of policy measures can help sustain growth, while limiting increases in or even reducing inequality as countries in the region transition through middle-income status? Are labor market distortions in EAP stifling formalization of jobs and thereby increasing inequality? What policies can help make growth more conducive to the creation of higher-productivity jobs?