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Protests a wake up call to leaders, says World Bank chief

Massive protests in Brazil, Egypt and Turkey should jolt governments across the globe to ensure they provide crucial public services and opportunities to their citizens, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim said in an interview on Friday. Show More Summary

Raymond C. Offenheiser: 365 Days of Jim Yong Kim

In his first year at the helm of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim has put together a vision for wiping out extreme poverty and fighting inequality by 2030, begun to shift the Bank's health policy, and threw the Bank's influence behind ambitious efforts to combat climate change.

Raymond C. Offenheiser: 365 Days of Jim Yong Kim

In his first year at the helm of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim has put together a vision for wiping out extreme poverty and fighting inequality by 2030, begun to shift the Bank's health policy, and threw the Bank's influence behind ambitious efforts to combat climate change.

Jim Yong Kim: We Must Confront Climate Change to End Poverty

Over the last 20 years, the World Bank Group has helped countries lift 663 million people out of poverty. In the next 20, we believe it is possible to end extreme poverty. This goal is within our grasp. But if we don't confront climate change, we won't end poverty.

Jim Yong Kim: We Must Confront Climate Change to End Poverty

Over the last 20 years, the World Bank Group has helped countries lift 663 million people out of poverty. In the next 20, we believe it is possible to end extreme poverty. This goal is within our grasp. But if we don't confront climate change, we won't end poverty.

Jim Yong Kim: We Must Confront Climate Change to End Poverty

Over the last 20 years, the World Bank Group has helped countries lift 663 million people out of poverty. In the next 20, we believe...

World Bank will help if US turns off tap

The World Bank was concerned about the spillover effects on developing countries of a slowdown in US money creation and would move to provide affordable capital when borrowing costs rose, its president, Jim Yong Kim, said yesterday.Show More Summary

Why the World Bank shouldn’t neuter its ‘Doing Business’ report

“Doing Business” is under the gun, and what happens to it will be an important test of the World Bank and its president, Jim Yong Kim. Doing Business is an annual study that the World Bank has conducted since 2004. … Continue readin...

Major World Bank Report Survives Challenge from China

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is resisting calls by China and other nations to dilute a key report that ranks countries’ business climates.

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.

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