[Event Information]
GSDM 91st Platform Seminar
“Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality”
13rd June, 2017 18:30-20:00
(Conference Room (3F), Ito International Research Center Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo)


The World Bank Group’s new poverty and shared prosperity flagship series provides a global audience with the latest and most accurate estimates of global poverty and shared prosperity, as well as in-depth research into policies and interventions that can make a difference for the world’s poorest. Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality takes a close look at the role that inequality reduction plays in ending extreme poverty and improving the livelihoods of the poorest in every country. It looks at recent country experiences that have been successful in reducing inequality, provides key lessons from those experiences, and synthesizes the rigorous evidence on public policies that can shift inequality in a way that bolsters poverty reduction and shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. In doing so, the report addresses some myths about the global picture of inequality, and what works to reduce it.

Date Tuesday, June 13 18:30-20:00
Venue Conference Room (3F), Ito International Research Center Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo
Speaker Ana Revenga, Deputy Chief Economist, World Bank Group <Presentation materials>
Registration Pre-registration is required. Please register from here
Sponsored by Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management (GSDM), the University of Tokyo

Co-sponsored by Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP)


Ana Revenga

  Deputy Chief Economist World Bank Group

In her 26-year career at the World Bank, she has worked in both technical and management positions in the East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa regions, as well as in OECD countries.

Until November 1, 2016 she was the Senior Director for the Poverty & Equity Global Practice in charge of the all the technical teams working on poverty and equity, and serving as the principal spokesperson for the World Bank Group on these issues. Previously she was Director of Human Development in the Europe and Central Asia Region and Acting Vice President for the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network at the World Bank.
In 2011-2012, Ms. Revenga was co-Director of the 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development. She was also an author of the 1995 World Development Report (Workers in an Integrating World) and contributed to the 2006 World Development Report (Equity and Development).
She has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
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