Join Us to Discuss Global Economics and Future Prospects for Countries Like India!

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ImageWorld Bank India has just launched its Facebook page! We are extremely excited at the prospects that social media channels like Facebook bring in making our communication with the outside world more dynamic, real time, interactive and conversational in style. It will surely add a new dimension to the way we communicate. The link to the page is and we’d like to hear more from you!

Tomorrow, we're launching an online discussion on what are the prospects for advanced and developing economies of the world in the current global economic situation on the wall of our Facebook page.

Nobel Laureate Andrew Michael Spence, who was also the Chairperson of the Growth Commission will lead this online discussion and Mr N. Roberto Zagha, World Bank Country Director in India, will moderate the discussion.

Michael Spence, a theoretician whose work on the informational structure of markets was recognized with the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001 has given considerable thought to, and written about, the challenges of developing economies, and sustaining inclusive growth patterns.

More recently, Michael has written and published on development and global issues. His recent book "The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World" provides new insights on the recent and future evolution of the global economy. He also writes a regular column for Project Syndicate.

Through this online discussion, we want to hear from you and initiate a dialogue with a broader audience on global economic scenario and prospects for countries like India. Michael will be responding to comments and queries sent by YOU.

What? What are the prospects for advanced and developing economies of the world in the current global economic situation?

When? Tomorrow, August 22, 2012. The event will start at 4:00PM India time, 6:30 AM in Washington. You will be able to leave your questions and comments over a 24 hours period and they will be answered by Michael Spence.



Nandita Roy

Communication Officer, World Bank’s India office

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