12:30—2:00 PM
Center for Global Development
1800 Massachussetts Avenue, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20036

India, the World Bank, and the International Development Architecture

An Understanding India Seminar*


Ravi Kanbur
Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development
T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics, Cornell University

With Discussant
Devesh Kapur
Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development
Madan Lal Sobti Associate Professor for the Study of Contemporary India and Director of the Center for Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania

Hosted by
Arvind Subramanian
Senior Fellow and Director of the Understanding India Initiative, Center for Global Development

Should India, a lower-middle income country that has its own space program and yet is home to more than 400 million people who live on less than $1.25 a day, graduate from IDA, the World Bank’s concessional finance window for the world’s poorest countries? Ravi Kanbur will use this hotly debated question as a way to explore broader issues: How should the World Bank engage with India? How should India engage with the World Bank? How should other emerging powers that, like India, have both rapid growth and very large numbers of poor people, engage with global development institutions more generally?

*The Understanding India Seminars Series is organized by CGD's Understanding India initiative, which explores India's development challenges and experiences and the lessons they might offer for other developing countries.*

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