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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.

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.

IMF Chief: ‘Unless We Take Action On Climate Change, Future Generations Will Be Roasted, Toasted, Fried And Grilled’

Another day, another icon of the global financial system becomes a climate hawk. You may recall World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said of the climate crisis: “If there is no action soon, the future will become bleak.” Turns out IMF managing director Christine Lagarde is also a climate hawk — and she’s the former conservative finance minister of France. [...]

IMF Chief: ‘Unless We Take Action On Climate Change, Future Generations Will Be Roasted, Toasted, Fried And Grilled’

Another day, another icon of the global financial system becomes a climate hawk. You may recall World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said of the climate crisis: “If there is no action soon, the future will become bleak.” Turns out IMF managing director Christine Lagarde is also a climate hawk — and she’s the former conservative finance minister of France. [...]

Jim Yong Kim: What Can We Learn From Expensive Chicken Wings on Super Bowl Sunday?

For many Americans, the higher price of chicken wings was bad news. But the good news that could emerge from food-price sticker shock is that more people will ask what we can do in agriculture to help stop climate change while still feeding the world.

Jim Yong Kim: What Can We Learn From Expensive Chicken Wings on Super Bowl Sunday?

One bit of bad news for millions of Americans during the Super Bowl was that chicken wings were suddenly higher. The cause, in part, was...

World Bank chief talks corruption

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim gave a major speech on corruption yesterday. He touted the Bank's  relatively recent (post-Cold War) attention to the issue and cited the decision to back out of a bridge project in Bangladesh as evidence of a zero-tolerance policy: [S]ometimes things go wrong and then we need to stand firm. Show More Summary

‘A predictable price on carbon’

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, calls for a price on carbon...

World Bank President On Climate Crisis: ‘If There Is No Action Soon, The Future Will Become Bleak’

Jim Yong Kim Promises To Factor In Global Warming “With Every Investment We Make And Every Action We Take.” You may recall the shocking World Bank Climate Report from November that concluded: “A 4°C [7°F] world can, and must, be avoided” to avert “devastating” impacts. What impacts? The must-read report warns that “we’re on track [...]

Late Night: Fatster’s Roundup

? World Bank President Jim Yong Kim “hopes to elevate the international development institution’s climate change role.” ? The Reuters article on “Rise of the zombie title: How thousands of homeowners finding themselves legally liable...Show More Summary

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