Invitation - Presentation of the Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 9:30 AM - Registration at 9:00
World Bank – 66, avenue d’Iéna – 75116 Paris
Please register by replying to this email. Places are limited.
In 2013, the World Bank Group adopted two ambitious goals to guide its work: ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity on a global scale. In order to better achieve them, the Bank has launched a new series, Poverty and Shared Prosperity, that will report on the latest estimates and trends concerning the performance of different regions and the progress made in monitoring and evaluating poverty.
Focusing on inequality, the 2016 edition warns that, given projected growth trends, reducing high inequality may prove to be a necessary component for achieving the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. It also shows that more equal countries tend to have healthier people and be more economically efficient than highly unequal countries. And countries that invest smartly in reducing inequality today are likely to see more prolonged economic growth than those that don’t.
Ana Revenga, Deputy Chief Economist of the World Bank, and Mario Negre, Senior Economist, will present the findings of the inaugural report, and engage in a discussion with the audience. The event will be held in English, but participants may speak in French if they wish.