More than 1 billion people still live in poverty and the gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ is growing in many developing nations. Join Yang Lan for a talk with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and World Bank Group Chief Economist Kaushik Badu for a discussion on why promoting shared prosperity matters and how inequality hinders opportunities for the poor in developing countries.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Yang Lan
Chairperson, Sun Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation
Kaushik Basu
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group

What shifts are needed in the approach of public and private sector actors to create the conditions needed for growth to be inclusive? How can the public and private sectors work more closely together?

What types of institutions make a city inclusive and its citizenry healthy and prosperous? How can opportunities be created for the urban poor? What policies can address crime and violence? Can new technologies bridge the gap between citizens and governments?

This event will engage high-level representatives of Ministries, the United Nations, the private sector, bilateral agencies, foundations, CSOs, and other development partners to explore how to facilitate an effective launch of the post-2015 agenda.