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World Bank Head: Climate Change 'One Of The Single Biggest Challenges'

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green

* Poorest regions hit hardest * World Bank focuses on climate change under new chief * Must balance climate change with ...

Queen Rania of Jordan Calls for "Another Revolution in Arab World"

Neil Parmar | Posted 11.24.2012 | World
Neil Parmar

Some of the world's top leaders in government and business convened this week, calling for educational reform in the Middle East and North Africa to help tackle rampant joblessness in the region.

"Development" With Blinders at the World Bank

Jessica Evans | Posted 09.11.2012 | World
Jessica Evans

Dr. Kim has the opportunity to set a new tone at the Word Bank by sending a firm message that the bank will not condone development by force, directly or indirectly.

Michael Bloomberg Turned Down An Offer To Run The World Bank

Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

Michael Bloomberg's anti-soda crusade could have gone global. Last year, when then-World Bank president Robert Zoellick decided to step down, Pres...

World Bank Group President-Elect Jim Yong Kim: Tackling the World's Troubles

Lonna Saunders | Posted 07.15.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As Dartmouth's outgoing president, World Bank Group President-Elect Jim Yong Kim stressed the importance of interdisciplinary research. The need for students to engage with the rest of the world. To push beyond their comfort zone.

A Cautious Celebration for Kim

Alex Cobham | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Alex Cobham

Now the dust has settled, let's celebrate the race for the World Bank presidency. We had the highest quality field in history and a winner who just might manage to refocus the institution on the dominant challenge of development today: inequality.

A Human Rights Agenda for the World Bank's New President

Jessica Evans | Posted 06.27.2012 | World
Jessica Evans

As the World Bank's new president, Jim Yong Kim has the opportunity to lead the Bank into a new era by using its voice and resources to bridge the false divide between human rights and development.

Why Everyone Should Celebrate Jim Yong Kim's Election as President of the World Bank

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 06.25.2012 | World
Leslie Gerwin

This is a moment for Americans to recognize what Dr. Kim's work teaches us -- economic health depends upon healthy people and healthy communities.

Where In The World Is Geithner Going Next?

Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

Where in the world is Timothy Geithner going next? The latest rumor has the Treasury Secretary being offered a gig as president of Dartmouth, a po...

Jim Yong Kim for the World Bank

Simon Johnson | Posted 06.15.2012 | World
Simon Johnson

The reaction to Jim Yong Kim's nomination from development economists and people experienced in the business of lending to poor countries has been overwhelmingly negative. They are making a big mistake. Mr. Kim would make an excellent World Bank president.

The U.S. Just Got A Little Bit Closer To Getting Its Way In World Bank Race

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

* Colombia's Ocampo withdraws from World Bank contest * U.S. nominee Jim Yong Kim likely winner * Russia says it support...

Transformative Development: How Jim Yong Kim Might Change the World Bank

Matthew Kavanagh | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Matthew Kavanagh

Jim Kim represents a break from the past -- as both his supporters and detractors agree -- and would surely steer the World Bank in new directions.

Three Reasons Why the World Needs Dr. Jim Kim at the World Bank

Joanne Carter | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Joanne Carter

If Dr. Kim is selected as president of the World Bank, it would be the first time the professional experience of its leader matched its stated mission. His commitment to working with the very poor will help ensure the Bank focuses on its core mission.

The Four Most Important Tasks for the World Bank's Next President

Patrick Sharma | Posted 06.05.2012 | World
Patrick Sharma

The international development community is abuzz over President Obama's decision to nominate Dr. Jim Yong Kim to president of the World Bank. Yet it is striking how little attention has been paid to what, exactly, he should do over the coming years.

Dr. Kim Comes to the World Bank

Moisés Naím | Posted 06.03.2012 | World
Moisés Naím

Banks must be managed properly. We know what happens when they are not. The United States has put its best foot forward by nominating the impressive Jim Yong Kim as World Bank president.

Obama's Outside-the-Box Pick for World Bank President

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Terra Lawson-Remer

The World Bank has already begun to embrace a more community-empowered framework; under Jim Yong Kim's leadership this important new direction could develop sustainable roots.

Washington's Loss of Control Over World Bank Is a Big Historic Change

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The opening up of the contest for World Bank president is a historic change whose significance has not been fully appreciated. This is not surprising, given the widespread misunderstanding of the IMF and World Bank.

Economic Growth Isn't Totally Awful

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

In a subtle rejoinder to his critics, the U.S. nominee for president of the World Bank says that economic growth can help alleviate poverty. "Econo...

Memo to World Bank: Good Health Policy Is Great Economic Policy

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Michael Hodin

As the World Bank lays out its plans to stimulate growth in the coming years, Dr. Kim may be exactly what the doctor ordered -− a health-field expert who can prioritize healthy aging.

Korea Deserves to Be Taken (More) Seriously

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Georges Ugeux

There is no need to idealize Korea. But it is hard not to admire the resolution of a country surrounded by big brothers and an enemy. It is a country of talents.

World Bank Nominee: Obsession With Corporate Profits 'Worsened The Lives Of Millions'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

The man likely to become the next president of the World Bank thinks the global economy's obsessive emphasis on growth, something the World Bank itsel...

New World Bank President Nominee: Non-Economic Paradigm Shift?

Scott White | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Scott White

President Obama's nomination of Dr. Jim Yong Kim is receiving immediate reaction in the global media as an inspired and surprising choice. It is indeed both.

Of Jim Yong Kim, Innovation and the World Bank

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 05.25.2012 | World
Muhammad H. Zaman

I want to see a World Bank that emphasizes the fundamental values of dignity, poverty alleviation and human development -- the core values that define Jim's academic and research profession.

World Bank Should Heed Obama's Statement

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 05.24.2012 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

On Friday, President Obama took two important steps with respect to the world's premier development agency.

Breaking Glass Ceiling Against Compassionate Expertise, Obama Taps Jim Yong Kim to Lead World Bank

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.23.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

President Obama has nominated Jim Yong Kim, a physician who has been a leader of efforts to extend access to health care in poor countries, to lead the World Bank. This is a huge, historic victory for justice.