IMF Book Forum

Growth and Poverty Reduction in Armenia

Friday, January 13, 2006; 12:30-2:00 p.m.
IMF Auditorium (Visitors enter via IMF Center)
720 19th Street NW, Washington, DC

(light refreshments will be served)

Armenia, a small landlocked country in Central Asia, has emerged as a reform leader within the Commonwealth of Independent States and positioned itself as one of the countries that could achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. The book looks at the factors behind the recent period of economic stability, high economic growth, and poverty reduction; and identifies the policy issues that deserve further attention to sustain growth and further reduce poverty.

View a webcast of the conference.

The discussion will be led by the following panelists:

Mohsin Khan
Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department

Enrique Gelbard
Deputy Division Chief and former Mission Chief to Armenia

Johannes Linn
Executive Director, The Wolfensohn Initiative
Brookings Institution

Saumya Mitra
Lead Economist, Europe and Central Asia Region
World Bank

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Please note that due to enhanced security arrangements:

1. An RSVP is required: or (202) 623 7001.

2. A picture ID is required to enter the Fund. Persons and bags will be screened. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to allow for possible delays in entering the building due to these additional measures.

3. Only IMF/World Bank Staff ID holders should enter through the main 700 19th St. entrance. If you do not hold a staff ID, please enter through the IMF Center entrance, 720 19th St. N.W. Washington DC.

4. Those who have already sent a RSVP in response to an earlier announcement about this event need not respond again.


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