Photos: © Dominic Chavez/World Bank GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Over the last week, violence flared up again around this city in the eastern...
Ban Ki-moon and Jim Yong Kim meet President Joseph Kabila amid reports of renewed fighting in the east of the country.
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
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.
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.
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 ?
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 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, [...]
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
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.
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.
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...
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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?
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 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
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...
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.