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World Bank's South Asia Development Update Report Presentation

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World Meteorological Organization, 7 bis Avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva, Room B.

Presentation of the April 2024 Report, followed by refreshments and sandwiches.

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We are pleased to invite you to the presentation of the April 2024 South Asia Development Update report. The presentation will be followed by light lunch from 12:30 to 13:00.



South Asia Development Update April 2024 - Jobs for Resilience

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South Asia has been the bright spot in the global economy.

This panel discussion, on the occasion of the launch of the World Bank’s April 2024 South Asia Development Update, will examine prospects for the region to remain so and explore risks to the outlook, including climate risks. No other emerging market and developing economy (EMDE) region is as vulnerable to climate shocks as South Asia. Yet, fragile fiscal positions limit governments’ ability to respond to increasingly frequent climate shocks. This puts the burden of adapting to climate change on firms, farms, and households. One factor that constrains especially households’ and farmers’ ability to adapt to climate change is weak job creation outside the agricultural sector.

The discussion will explore the obstacles to job creation in non-agricultural sectors and policies needed to remove these obstacles.



Franziska Ohnsorge, Chief Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank
Sangheon LeeDirector, Employment Policy Department, International Labour Organization

Maria Dimitriadou, Special Representative to the UN and the WTO, World Bank Office, Geneva 



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