The aim of this conference was to identify novel policy approaches to raise and sustain economic growth while strengthening social cohesion in mature, emerging-market and developing economies. The conference allowed participants to learn from each other’s experiences and to explore policy levers with the strongest payoffs in terms of longer-term, more inclusive growth.

 24 March 2011

Chair: Carlos Braga (Special Representative and Director, EXT, Europe, The World Bank)

Pier Carlo Padoan (OECD Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist): opening remarks

Lunch discussion: Shifting wealth and what it means for development policy: Andrew Mold (Head of Competitiveness and Structural Analysis Unit, OECD Development Centre) powerpoint


Chair: Pier Carlo Padoan (OECD Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist)

Keynote speaker: François Bourguignon (Paris School of Economics) powerpoint

25 March 2011

Chair: Sanjeev Gupta (Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF) powerpoint


Policy debate: How to make growth more inclusive?


Otaviano Canuto (Vice President, PREM Network, The World Bank)

Kyung Wook Hur (Ambassador, Permanent Delegation of Korea to the OECD) powerpoint

Ajay Shah (Professor, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy, India) powerpoint

Bill White (Chairman, Economic and Development Review Committee, OECD) Remarks