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Measuring Poverty and Prosperity

October 09, 2014

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Measurement challenges related to poverty, inequality and shared prosperity are the subject of fervent debate among development economists and data experts.

This event will launch the 2014 Policy Research Report: A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity, explaining the options for most accurately measuring progress on the World Bank Group’s twin goals.

The report’s findings will be highlighted and several top experts will debate the issues.


Senior Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank Group

Director of Research, Development Research Group, World Bank Group

Professor of Economics & Intl. Affairs, George Washington University

Research Manager, Development Research Group, World Bank Group

Chief Economist, USAID

Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Tulane University

Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies, Cornell University & former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank