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Inclusion Matters: The Foundation for Shared Prosperity - Webcast & Live Blog



DATE: Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

TIME: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET (18:00 – 19:30 GMT or convert time )

LOCATION: World Bank Headquarters & Online


 

Social inclusion matters to ending extreme poverty because some groups are over-represented among the extreme poor and it matters to creating shared prosperity because growth can leave some people behind.

With social inclusion being a central tenet in the World Bank’s twin goals, this Davos-style round-table discussion brought together policy makers, activists, academics and World Bank managers for a discourse about what inclusion means in the context of development, why it matters, and what can we do to achieve it. An accompanying art exhibit put a human touch on the conversation by bringing voices of the excluded through art, videos, and testimonials.

Follow the Live Event on Twitter with #wblive & #inclusionmatters.
The event has concluded, view the archive below

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Featuring

President, Oxfam America
Executive Director of Tebtebba (Indigenous People’s International Centre for Policy Research and Education)
Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, India
Vice President & Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group
Read what others are asking
Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
India
Since long, Inclusive Growth is been tried by every nation in their Annual Budget, however, they fail again and again. Can the World Bank act as a Regulator? Otherwise, even after 100 years we'll be talking these basic facts and humanity will face its biggest challenge at that time called hunger, education and health, as all have the same cause, and that is Poverty.
Chris Williams
Australia
Has the World Bank Group noted the G20's seismic (and unanticipated) shift towards inclusive growth at the September 2013 Leaders' Summit in St Petersburg? How can WBG best leverage this political imperative to ensure equitable growth or, in the words of Australia's new Prime Minister Tony Abbott, to ensure than 'noone is left behind' in sharing the fruits of economic growth? What can WBG do to ensure that 'noone is left behind', during Australia's term as G20 chair?