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Overcoming the Pandemic and Ending Poverty in Central Asia

October 14, 2021

Online (Zoom)

  • Central Asian countries were once among the world’s best performers in poverty reduction. Starting in 2009, however, the pace of progress began to slow. More recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted a region already struggling to generate inclusive growth and end extreme poverty.

    What is the level of poverty today in Central Asia?

    Now in the second year of the pandemic, how are the poorest and most vulnerable coping?

    What policies can revive rapid poverty reduction?

    Join this World Bank discussion to learn more and share your views on what it will take to end poverty in Central Asia, and beyond.

    • Tatiana Proskuryakova, World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia
    • Will Seitz, Senior Economist, World Bank Central Asia, Poverty and Equity Global Practice
    • Saida Ismailakhunova, Senior Economist, World Bank Kyrgyz Republic, Poverty and Equity Global Practice
    • Alisher Rajabov, Economist, World Bank Tajikistan, Poverty and Equity Global Practice
    • Metin Nebiler, Economist, World Bank Kazakhstan, Poverty and Equity Global Practice

    Date: 14 October 2021

    Time: 10.30 AM – 12.00 PM (GMT+6)

    Event languages: English, Russian

    Register for participation


  • Date: 14 October 2021
  • Time: 10.30 AM – 12.00 PM (GMT+6)
  • Event languages: English, Russian
Register for participation