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
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 […]
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
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
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
World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim warned Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in west Africa could trigger famine, and called for the creation of an international emergency fund for epidemics. Speaking to German business newspaper Handelsblatt, Kim said that one in four farmers in the most affected...
Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, said at a conference in Ethiopia that at least 5,000 medical workers need to volunteer to go to Africa and fight the Ebola outbreak. "With the fear factor going out of control in so many places,...Show More Summary
More than 5,000 additional health care workers are needed to fight Ebola in the three most affected countries in West Africa, the president of the World Bank said Tuesday. Jim Yong Kim said he is worried about where those health care workers can be found given the Ebola fear factor. Show More Summary
World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim told an audience this week that “climate change is like Ebola.” The World Bank Chief was speaking at the annual meeting with the International Monetary Fund. This is not the first time the World … Continue reading ?
Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank president, has driven the normally lumbering bank to act on Ebola with uncharacteristic speed and become a key figure in a crisis that has exposed yawning gaps in the world’s capacity to respond to deadly epidemics.
Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) — World Bank President Jim Yong Kim discusses the growing threat from climate change with Trish Regan on “Street Smart.” Bloomberg News: Climate Change Is Costing Lives: World Bank’s…
More than 650 firms and individuals penalized, according to new report. World Bank president Jim Yong Kim says,"Each dollar lost to corruption is a dollar stolen from a pregnant woman who needs health care; or from a girl or boy whoShow More Summary
Photo credit: SELCO India In the 21st century, it's hard to take anyone seriously who thinks coal, not clean energy, is the future for dynamic, emerging economies. But that's exactly what Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, did this week during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Show More Summary
At a gathering of African and business leaders convened by the Obama administration, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim highlighted former President George W. Bush’s work on AIDS in Africa. “I think back just to 2000 when a small...Show More Summary
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has come under intense internal and external criticism for his controversial efforts to restructure the 70-year-old development institution. As the overhaul officially kicks in Tuesday, Mr. Kim answered his critics in a roundtable discussion with reporters.
“Climate change poses a severe risk to global economic stability, but it doesn’t have to be like this,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. “We believe it’s possible to reduce emissions and deliver jobs and economic opportunity, while also cutting health care and energy costs. Show More Summary
More than 1,000 people may be trimmed from the World Bank in the coming years as President Jim Yong Kim moves ahead with a restructuring of the development institution, according to several people familiar with the matter.
President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim said Sunday evening the Group is helping Jordan and Lebanon cope with the impact of influxes of refugees escaping ongoing conflict in neighboring Syria. Addressing a joint press conference with Saudi Minister of Finance Dr. Show More Summary
The World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim and the bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) are at a crossroads -- they can either choose to to be on the right side of human rights and the environment, or they can continue ignoring the facts. read more
This post was co-authored by Nicole Ghio, Sierra Club International Climate Program Photo courtesy of Joe Athialy. The World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim and the bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) are at a crossroads --...Show More Summary