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World Bank to name and shame countries that fail their stunted children

Exclusive: Bank chief Jim Yong Kim vows to expose governments that fail to tackle malnourishment as part of mission to rid world of stunting by 2030 Help fund our journalism by becoming a Guardian supporter The president of the World...Show More Summary

World Bank boss secures another term

Board members cite “leadership and vision” of Jim Yong Kim after re-appointing him as president of the World Bank. ||| Washington - Jim Yong Kim was appointed for another five-year term as World Bank president, maintaining continuity at the development bank amid a growing debate about how fairly globalisation’s benefits are being shared. Show More Summary

World Bank Picks Jim Yong Kim for Second Term as President

Mr. Kim was the World Bank’s unanimous choice, and only nominee, continuing a tradition of having an American at the helm.

Current World Bank President Kim only candidate for new term

The World Bank said Wednesday that its current president, Jim Yong Kim, is the only person who has been nominated for the presidency of the 189-nation lending institution. … Click to Continue »

No challengers to Kim emerge from World Bank leader nominations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nominations for the World Bank's next leader have closed with current president Jim Yong Kim the only candidate nominated, the bank said on Wednesday, virtually guaranteeing him another five-year term.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Is Nominated for a Second Term

Despite persistent complaints from staff members about Jim Yong Kim’s leadership, the United States has tapped him for another five-year term.

Obama administration taps Kim for second term at World Bank

The Obama administration is nominating current World Bank President Jim Yong Kim for a second term leading the 189-nation international lending organization. … Click to Continue »

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.

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