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World Bank's Kim launches bid for second term as president

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Tuesday formally launched a bid for a second five-year term as head of the multilateral development lender, whose board pledged an "open, merit-based, and transparent" selection process. Show More Summary

Aid & development links: Jim Yong Kim, Oxfam's future, where to for Brazil and more

The World Bank has released a new set of safeguards for lending after 'the most extensive consultation ever conducted' by the Bank. Scott Morris assesses the position of both the supporters and detractors of this new set of lending conditions...Show More Summary

World Bank to Play Critical Role in Rebuilding Syria Despite Low Oil Prices

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said that bank will play an important role in rebuilding Syria.

World Bank to Provide $25Bln in Loans in 2016, $10Bln More Than Expected

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said that the World Bank plans to provide more than $25 billion in loans this year to middle income countries, it's $10 billion more than expected.

World Bank Pres. Urges Protection of Women’s Health Amid Zika Outbreak

Due to Zika virus outbreak, women’s needs and health protection should be a priority on both global and national levels for the good of future generation, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim said Tuesday.

Brussels Briefing: Schäuble’s Shanghai

This is the Monday edition of our Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here. Schäuble, right, with World Bank president Jim Yong Kim at the G20 in Shanghai this weekend Christine Lagarde, the International...Show More Summary

Three Ways "The Poor" and Communities of Faith Are Leading the Way on Climate Change

New reports suggest climate change could push more than 100 million people into poverty in just the next 15 years. "Climate change hits the poorest the hardest," says World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, "and our challenge now is...Show More Summary

Climate Change Could Push 100 Million Into Poverty by 2030: World Bank

"Climate change hits the poorest the hardest," World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said.

World Bank, Islamic Development Bank Ready to Aid Middle East

The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said that WB Group and the Islamic Development Bank Group are ready to provide bonds to increase financing for the Middle East and North African countries.

World Bank Could Raise Annual Climate Financing to Almost $30 Billion

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said that WB Group could increase its annual climate-related funding by one-third.

World Bank: It’s Time to Stand Up to Economic Discrimination

This letter, which the National LGBTQ Task Force signed on to, was recently sent to Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, by the Council for Global Equality: The World Bank’s website professes two primary missions: to end poverty, on the one hand, and to “promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the […]

Aid & development links: SDG controversy, Syria's refugees, TPP, pandemics and more

Jim Yong Kim on the staggering cost of pandemics (nb: FT paywall). Bill, Melinda and the SDGs: Global Dashboard on controversy surrounding the Gates Foundation's criticism of the Sustainable Development Goals. Regime change for humanitarian...Show More Summary

David Chang Discusses the Future of Food with World Bank President

Chang joins the president of the World Bank Group in a discussion about hunger, poverty, and the future of food. David Chang & Jim Yong Kim at The World Bank: "The Future of Food" from madfeed.co on Vimeo.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim: The VICE News Interview

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VICE News met with Jim Yong Kim to discuss the World Bank’s past efforts to fight poverty and its struggle to stay relevant in a changing world.

Kim sees new banks as allies

The World Bank plans to work with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to fight poverty, says President Jim Yong Kim. ||| Washington - The World Bank plans to work together with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in order to fight poverty and fund infrastructure projects, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

The Maddest Men of All: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Our previous Freakonomics Radio episode, "Hacking the World Bank," discussed how Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, is using the insights of behavioral economics to fight poverty. Kim acknowledged that non-profits like the World...Show More Summary

Hacking the World Bank Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Hacking the World Bank” [MUSIC: The Diplomats of Solid Sound, “Soul Slaw” (from Instrumental, Action, Soul)] Stephen J. DUBNER: Back in 2012, Jim Yong Kim was minding his own business, carrying out his duties as president of Dartmouth College. He was in his third year there. Then […]

Will World Bank President Dr. Kim Go The Last Mile for Clean Energy Access?

Co-authored with Vrinda Manglik, Associate Campaign Representative, International Clean Energy Access The World Bank is failing to invest enough resources in clean energy access -- but Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim now has the opportunity...Show More Summary

Schools Can Be Front Line of Fight Against Ebola

A new initiative for safe schools that will combat Ebola has been launched in the wake of a visit to the worst affected areas in West Africa by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and International Finance Corporation CEO Jin-Yong Cai. The...Show More Summary

The Road to Paris

Unless the destructive impacts of global warming are brought to a heel, a "frightening world" lies in wait. That's according to the head of World Bank Jim Yong Kim who unveiled the group's latest climate report over the weekend. Describing...Show More Summary

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