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Jim Yong Kim: A Great Lakes Roadmap for Peace — and Development

Photos: © Dominic Chavez/World Bank GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Over the last week, violence flared up again around this city in the eastern...

UN and World Bank in DR Congo peace push

Ban Ki-moon and Jim Yong Kim meet President Joseph Kabila amid reports of renewed fighting in the east of the country.

Greatest Global Health Challenge Providing Healthcare In Developing Countries

One of the world's biggest challenges is improving global healthcare in developing countries. However, according to the World Bank Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim, although there's been progress in improving global health over the past...Show More Summary

Jim Yong Kim: In Africa's Great Lakes Region, Peace Dividend Must Follow Peace Deal

Africa's Great Lakes region can silence the guns, boost trust and trade between neighbors, educate millions of out-of-school children, empower women, and create economic opportunities that will help the countries forge a path to prosperity, good governance, and lasting stability.

David Paul: Beware the Global Consequences of Further Declines in the American Middle Class

If the world is to sustain the momentum of economic development that is essential to Jim Yong Kim's optimism, the companies and countries that have benefitted from expanding free trade have a collective stake in figuring out a path forward that stanches the downward spiral of the American middle class.

The World Bank wants to fight climate change. Here are four ways it can help.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says he is determined to make a difference in the world’s response to global warming. In a major report last year, the bank warned that the globally agreed-upon goal of limiting the planet’s temperature … Continue reading ?

These three charts show how the world could end extreme poverty by 2030

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has said the world can end extreme poverty in 17 years. But  do the numbers add up? Laurence Chandy argues there is a good chance they do in a new Brookings Institution study. In … Continue reading ...

World Bank Urges CO2 Price

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has urged the world’s environmental ministers to combat climate change by implementing a five-point plan that includes putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions, improving agricultural practices and ending fossil fuel subsidies. Kim urged more countries to roll out price mechanisms either through a tax on carbon, indirect taxation, [...]

Public and Private Investments in Women and Girls Through the Equal Futures Partnership

On April 18, 2013, President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim co-hosted the second Equal Futures Partnership meeting, along with the U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew, Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett, and National...Show More Summary

World Bank Chief Defends Organization’s Relevance

In his official launch of the World Bank and IMF meetings, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim started on his back foot, defending the relevance of his institution.

Jim Yong Kim: Reaching the Classroom Is Just the First Step

The world has seen great progress in getting children into school over the past decade. Yet 61 million children are still out of class -- that's 61 million too many.

Jim Yong Kim: Reaching the Classroom Is Just the First Step

A recent World Bank survey showed education is a top priority for developing country governments and their citizens. The sobering reality is that in some...

Once-in-a-Species Opportunity: For a World Free of Poverty, Seize the Demographic Dividend in Africa

A world “free from the stain of poverty” is within our grasp, declared World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in a speech at Georgetown University last week. Kim then announced a plan to virtually eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. It is a breathtakingly ambitious goal, and its success will hinge, in part, on whether today’s [...]

Jayaseelan Naidoo: Open Data Platforms: A Tool to Revolutionize Governance

Having returned from speaking at a conference hosted by the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on the issue of constituency feedback, I have re-learnt that important lesson: citizens always know better than the government or the market what works for them.

April 3 News: World Bank President Calls Climate Change A ‘Fundamental Threat’ To Economic Development

Jim Yong Kim, the head of the World Bank, said that we need to curb climate change immediately or we will leave behind “an unrecognizable planet” for our children and grandchildren. [Washington Post] World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Tuesday said climate change was a “fundamental threat” to global economic development as he called [...]

Jim Yong Kim: Five Steps to Help Fragile Countries

It's no easy task to re-build after a descent into conflict. We need to transform the way we all engage with fragile and conflict-affected states. So what does it take?

Jim Yong Kim: Five Steps to Help Fragile Countries

There can be a fine line between stability and fragility. Mali is a case in point. It wasn't so long ago Mali was cited as...

World Bank to up Indian support

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the institution will funnel more development support to India's poorest states. ||| New Delhi - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Wednesday the institution will funnel more development support...Show More Summary

Otaviano Canuto: Climate Change: Get Ready to Adapt!

WB President Jim Yong Kim's recent Washington Post op-ed "Make Climate Change a Priority" warned that "global warming imperils all of the development gains we...

Jim Yong Kim: Three Global Priorities for Women and Girls

What can we do to accelerate progress for women? Ahead of next week's International Women's Day, here are three priorities to consider for a global agenda.

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