Ismaili Center Dushanbe (Tajikistan) hosts World Bank’s Chief Economist

dushanbe-ismaili-centerDushanbe, Tajikistan, April 5, 2013 -The challenge of reducing extreme poverty and building shared prosperity was the major theme of the official visit of Mr. Kaushik Basu, the World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics, who visited Tajikistan on April 4-5. The role of public policy in achieving the ambitious target of ending extreme poverty by 2030, laid out by the World Bank Group President Jim Kim, was discussed by Mr. Basu in the context of Tajikistan in his meetings with the top leadership of Tajikistan, donors, civil society and the public.

“Although economic growth is likely to be the main driver of poverty reduction, in most countries, markets cannot do it alone,” said Mr. Basu during his public lecture held in the Ismaili Center in Dushanbe on April 5.

via World Bank Group : World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics Visits Tajikistan.

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