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.
Yasusuke Tsukagoshi, Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group
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)
Yuko Nakao, Associate Professor, Tsukuba University
Presentation Material: Comments on Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016 "Taking on Inequality" (PDF)
Report press release
Tackling Inequality Vital to Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030