Tuesday, October 25, 2016

2 November 2016: Pathways to Reducing Poverty and Sharing Prosperity in India: Lessons from the Last Two Decades

Rinku Murgai
World Bank

India is uniquely placed to help reduce global poverty and boost prosperity. The country has the largest number of poor people in the world, as well as the largest number of people who have recently escaped poverty. There is an emerging middle class but the majority of people are still vulnerable to falling back into poverty. What lessons do the past two decades offer for what it will take for the country to sustain progress and bring about deeper changes?
This talk brings together the key insights from extensive and in-depth research conducted by the World Bank on India’s experience in reducing poverty and sharing prosperity. The Synthesis paper on which this talk is based offers an overview of the trends in living standards and mobility in India. This is followed by a discussion of the main drivers of poverty reduction. The final section sheds light on some of the gaps India needs to fill for sustaining mobility and spreading prosperity more widely. Link to paper: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/24988

Organised by:
Brookings India

Date: November 2, 2016
Time: 03:00 P.M.

Lecture Theatre
Brookings India
No. 6, 2nd Floor,
Dr. Jose P Rizal Marg,
New Delhi-110021


Please RSVP shamika.ravi@brookingsindia.org so we can save a seat for you.

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