Roundtable - "Tackling Poverty: Securing Effective Policies and Increasing Institutional Capacity"

ROUNDTABLE INVITATION

Tackling Poverty: Securing Effective Policies and Increasing Institutional Capacity

June 19th, 2015, Radisson Blu Grand Hotel (Sofia)

 

The World Bank (WB) and the Institute for Market Economics (IME) cordially invite you to our joint event – “Tackling Poverty: Securing Effective Policies and Increasing Institutional Capacity”.

We will present the findings of IME’s analysis of poverty risk groups in Bulgaria and WB’s evaluation of the capacity of the social safety net system to protect the poor and vulnerable and to activate beneficiaries into work.

The roundtable will take place on June 19th, 2015 at the Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel in Sofia.

Simultaneous interpretation to and from English will be provided. The event is targeted towards social policy experts, but it will also be open to the media.

 

Programme

  • 09:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee
  • 10:00 – 10:05 Opening remarks (Svetla Kostadinova, IME)
  • 10:05 – 10:25 “Poverty and risk groups in Bulgaria” (Petar Ganev, IME senior economist)
  • 10:25 – 10:45 “Protection and Promotion through Social Safety Nets in Bulgaria: A Diagnostic” (Sandor Karacsony, World Bank)
  • 10:45 – 11:30 Open discussion

 

 

Please confirm your participation by June 17th 2015 by contacting Vessela Dobrinova (vessela@ime.bg | +359 2 952 62 66).