Overcoming the Pandemic and Ending Poverty in Central Asia – World Bank Group

Central Asian countries were once among the world’s best performers in poverty reduction. Starting in 2009, however, the pace of progress began to slow. More recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted a region already struggling to generate inclusive growth and end extreme poverty.

What is the level of poverty today in Central Asia?

Now in the second year of the pandemic, how are the poorest and most vulnerable coping?

What policies can revive rapid poverty reduction?

Join this World Bank discussion to learn more and share your views on what it will take to end poverty in Central Asia, and beyond.

  • Tatiana Proskuryakova, World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia
  • Will Seitz, Senior Economist, World Bank Central Asia, Poverty and Equity Global Practice
  • Saida Ismailakhunova, Senior Economist, World Bank Kyrgyz Republic, Poverty and Equity Global Practice
  • Alisher Rajabov, Economist, World Bank Tajikistan, Poverty and Equity Global Practice
  • Metin Nebiler, Economist, World Bank Kazakhstan, Poverty and Equity Global Practice

Date: 14 October 2021

Time: 10.30 AM – 12.00 PM (GMT+6)

Event languages: English, Russian

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