Want to learn more about the economics behind international development? How can we stimulate economic growth, reduce poverty and help people in developing countries? Join us for a 2-hour South Asia segment of “Econothon” live from Dhaka and Washington DC on July 25, 2019, at 11.00AM (local Bangladesh time) and 01.00 EST.
South Asia’s potential is unquestionable: the region has boasted the highest growth rate in the world since 2014, its education levels are on the rise, its youth is dynamic and innovative, and its entrepreneurial cities brim with the promise of new technologies. Yet, to fully realize this potential, South Asia needs to overcome major hurdles that stand in the way of greater prosperity.
The World Bank South Asian Region’s session - It’s South Asia’s Turn - will be part of a 24-hour global “Econothon” where experts from the World Bank Group and beyond will engage a global audience on critical issues that can help South Asia make a turn and become an engine of global growth.
During the 2-hour session, our guest speakers will highlight South Asia’s unique challenges and opportunities and showcase the region’s wealth of economic analysis that creates an informed, evidence-based debate on possible solutions.
If you live in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka or are interested in knowing more about our economic analysis and how it contributes to the development efforts in the region, please submit your questions before the event and be part of the live conversation. Join the discussion here.