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Embargoed Briefing on World Development Report 2013 - Jobs

September 25, 2012




WASHINGTON, September 25, 2012 – Media colleagues are invited to an embargoed briefing on the Bank's World Development Report 2013: Jobs. Kaushik Basu, the World Bank’s new Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics, will open the event with brief remarks and Martin Rama, WDR Director, will summarize the report’s main findings.   
 
The WDR 2013, which is embargoed until October 1, 7 p.m. EDT (or 11 pm GMT) examines in-depth the transformational role of jobs in advancing development. The report includes jobs data and analysis covering the developing world and it argues that jobs that are good for development can raise living standards, improve productivity, and contribute to social cohesion.World Bank J-Building, 701 18th St, NW Washington DC

DATE: Monday, October 1, 2012
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
PLACE: Room J 1-050
  World Bank J-Building, 701 18th St, NW Washington DC


SPEAKERS: Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Development Economics
  Martin Rama, WDR Director


CONFERENCE CALL INFO:
                 
 
Please dial:
1-888-324-0281 (from the U.S. and Canada) or
517-308-9430 (from other countries).
Use the Passcode “gabriela” to join the audio conference.
                         
Media must register for this event. Please RSVP to Alexis O’Brien at aobrien@worldbank.org or by calling +1 202 473-2409.
 
Accredited journalists can register with the Online Media Briefing Center at
https://media.worldbank.org

For more information, please visit:
https://www.worldbank.org/financialdevelopment

Media Contacts
In Washington
Alexis O’Brien
Tel : +1 202 473-2409
aobrien@worldbank.org


PRESS RELEASE NO:
WDR/2013

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