LIVE Q&A: The World Bank's Twin Goals by 2030: Ending Extreme Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity
DATE: Friday, September 6th, 2013
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET (14:00 – 15:00 GMT or convert time )
This chat has concluded, view the archive below. More than 1 billion people still live in destitution. At the same time, inequality is rising in many developing nations. The World Bank wants to galvanize international and national support around two goals: to virtually end extreme poverty in a generation and to push for greater equity.
The World Bank's goals of sustainably ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity are the framework for the forthcoming World bank Group-wide strategy to be featured at the upcoming Annual Meetings. But the real impact of the goals will be on the ground. To end extreme poverty, the Bank's goal is to decrease the percentage of people living with less than $1.25 a day to no more than 3 percent by 2030. A new Shared Prosperity Indicator will be used to measure income growth of the bottom 40 percent in each developing country. This goal of shared prosperity reflects a commitment to both growth and equity.
Join us on September 6th for a live Q&A session with Jaime Saavedra, the Bank's director of Poverty Reduction and Equity, as he takes your questions on how these two World Bank goals can be sustained over time and across generations.