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Global Monitoring Report 2015/2016

Monday, March 28, 2016
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
City View Room, 7th Floor
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Washington, D.C.

The Institute for International Economic Policy of George Washington University and the Development Prospects Group of the World Bank present a International Economic Policy Forum on the World Bank’s flagship publication, Global Monitoring Report 2015/2016. The event’s focus is the Report’s innovations for evaluating the depth and breadth of extreme poverty and monitoring progress in growth of the poorer incomes. Economists from George Washington University and the World Bank will discuss these innovations and their potential implications for global monitoring and policy as we embark on the next round of Development Goals.


8:30 – 9:00 AM: Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:15 AM: Preliminary Remarks

9:15 – 9:35 AM: Overview of Global Monitoring Report

  • Philip Schellekens, lead author and manager of the Global Monitoring Report, and Lead Economist in the Prospects Group, World Bank

9:35 – 10:30AM: Session 1: Depth of Poverty

  • Stephen C. Smith, Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy, GWU
  • Discussant: Francisco Ferreira, Senior Adviser, Development Research Group, World Bank

10:30 – 10:50AM: Break with a View

10:50 – 11:45AM: Session 2: Breadth of Poverty

  • Sabina Alkire, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, GWU; and Director, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
  • Discussant: Joao Pedro Azevedo, Lead Economist, Poverty and Equity, World Bank

11:45AM – 12:40PM: Session 3: Shared Prosperity

  • Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva, co-Director of the World Development Report (WDR) 2017: “Governance and the Law”, World Bank
  • Discussant: Danny Leipziger, Professor of International Business, GWU, and Director, Growth Dialogue

12:40 – 1:30PM : Summary & Lunch

  • James Foster, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, GWU

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