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Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality
June 12, 2017Tokyo


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The World Bank Group’s new poverty and shared prosperity flagship series provides a global audience with the latest and most accurate estimates of global poverty and shared prosperity, as well as in-depth research into policies and interventions that can make a difference for the world’s poorest. Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality takes a close look at the role that inequality reduction plays in ending extreme poverty and improving the livelihoods of the poorest in every country. It looks at recent country experiences that have been successful in reducing inequality, provides key lessons from those experiences, and synthesizes the rigorous evidence on public policies that can shift inequality in a way that bolsters poverty reduction and shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. In doing so, the report addresses some myths about the global picture of inequality, and what works to reduce it.

Ana Revenga, Deputy Chief Economist, World Bank Group and Carlos Silva-Jáuregui、Deputy of Senior Director and Lead Economist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank presented the report at this seminar.

Program

Opening Remarks

Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group

Keynote Speech

Ana Revenga, Deputy Chief Economist, World Bank Group

Carlos Silva-Jáuregui, Deputy of Senior Director and Lead Economist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank

Presentation Material: Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality (PDF)

Comments

Yuko Nakao, Associate Professor, Tsukuba University

Presentation Material: Comments on Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016 "Taking on Inequality" (PDF)

Rlated 

Report press release
Tackling Inequality Vital to Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030

Full report
Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality

 

Event Details
  • DATE/TIME: Monday June 12, 2017, 4:30pm-6pm (JST)
  • Venue: World Bank Tokyo Office, 10th Floor, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Please refer "ACCESS" in RELATED below)
  • LANGUAGE: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • CONTACT: Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo Office TEL: 03-3597-6650
  • komori@worldbankgroup.org