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Stitches to Riches: Apparel Employment, Trade, and Economic Development in South Asia

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

This is a non-CGD event, feauturing CGD senior fellow Kim Elliott. It will take place at the World Bank. RSVP to

Annette Dixon
Vice-president,  South Asia Region, World Bank

Kimberly Elliott
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Mark Jones
Senior Vice President, Elevate Global Limited

Hassan Zaman
Director Operations Policy and Quality, World Bank

Sindhu Manjesh
Journalist and Researcher, American University


Book Launch: Stitches to Riches is motivated by South Asia’s urgent need to create more and better jobs for a growing population. This book investigates the region’s potential for expanding and improving jobs in the labor-intensive apparel sector. It estimates the effects of rising wages in China on apparel exports, employment, and wages in South Asia, and provides policy recommendations to leverage the sector for greater job creation.

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Non-Resident Fellow

Thursday, March 24
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

World Bank Main Complex
​MC 2-800 
1818 H St NW