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? Why and how should the public and private sectors work more closely together? The UK’s Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and other illustrious speakers from the private sector and national governments share perspectives to arrive at a meeting of minds on achieving growth which benefits the poorest.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Justine Greening
UK Secretary of State for International Development

Development leaders will discuss the transformative power of inclusive institutions and citizen engagement for enhancing accountability and improving public services for the poor. The panel will address the relationship between key elements of inclusiveness – institutions, governance, and citizen engagement – against the backdrop of rapid urbanization and social change, growing inequality, and rising crime and violence.

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.

This event will provide a better understanding of the environment-water-food nexus and the role that climate smart agriculture, sustainably managed landscapes and seascapes, and modern monitoring technologies can play in meeting food security and environmental needs.

This high-level panel discussion will share perspectives on why civil registries and national identification systems are smart public investments. It will examine how digital identity can help developing countries leapfrog to more efficient 21st century systems. It will also explore public and private sector collaboration opportunities and effective ways donors and development partners can assist countries in building these systems.

This panel discussion will explore the emerging importance of global value chains (GVCs) in global trade and the implications of that rise for low-income countries. No longer is trade as simple as manufacturing a product in one country and selling it to another. Today, goods often cross many borders, accruing components and requiring complex interactions.