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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

4 months agoNews : Vice News

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

World Bank proposes global epidemic fund in wake of Ebola

9 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

World Bank chief asks for 5,000 medical workers to travel to Africa to fight Ebola

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

5,000 Ebola health care workers needed in West Africa

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 Lectures Audience: “Climate Change Is Like Ebola”

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 ?

A Bank Chief Makes Ebola His Mission

11 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

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.

Climate Change is Costing Lives: Coal Plants Killed 1.2 mn. in China: World Bank’s Jim Yong Kim

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…

World Bank Reports on Actions Against Corrupt Corporations

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

On the Contrary World Bank President Dr. Kim, Renewable Energy is the future

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

World Bank Group President Praises George W. Bush's AIDS Effort at U.S.-Africa Summit

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 Kim Brushes Off Overhaul Criticism, Eyes End Game

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.

World Bank: Climate Change Policies Will Boost Global Economy

“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

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