The North-South Institute



Roundtable with World Bank Chief Economist Dr. Kaushik Basu

Nov 22 2013

On Friday November 22nd, The North-South Institute hosted a small roundtable discussion with Dr. Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank.

The objective of the roundtable was to convene leaders from the Canadian research, civil society and private sectors to engage in an informal dialogue with Dr. Basu. Discussed was the World Bank’s recently adopted overarching goals – ending extreme poverty by 2030 and the promotion of shared prosperity – as well as Dr. Basu’s priorities as the Chief Economist.