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Social Justice for Us Today: Sojourners' Summit

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Sojourners, a national Christian organization, is celebrating more than 40 years of faith in action for social justice.

Kate Sheppard

World Bank Staff Anxious About Major Changes, According To Internal Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An internal survey of World Bank Group employees obtained by The Huffington Post indicates a significant portion of employees have conce...

Dr. Kim of the World Bank Must Walk the Talk on Climate

Nezir Sinani | Posted 06.13.2014 | Green
Nezir Sinani

The World Bank has not yet addressed climate issues systematically. Most notably, its Safeguard Policy framework does not require climate change risk assessments for Bank projects. This gap in policy has allowed the World Bank to continue financing projects with serious implications for our climate and to essentially ignore the issue completely.

Dr. Kim's World Bank Legacy Hinges on Kosovo Climate Test

Justin Guay | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

When it comes to making decisions that test their willingness to build climate legacies, President Obama has the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and Dr. Kim has a massive coal plant in Kosovo.

A Lesson for Dr. Kim and the World Bank as It Ponders the Kosovo Coal Project

Justin Guay | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

As Dr. Kim and the World Bank prepare for the Kosovo project there is one question that Kosovars should be asking: Is the World Bank willing to pay for the costs of the inevitable overrun, or like the Slovenians, will the citizens of Kosovo be stuck with the check?

The Daily Habit That Helps This Bank Leader Be Calmer, Kinder And More Patient

Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living

The topic of mindfulness continues to remain at the forefront of conversations at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos this week -- and i...

World Bank President: 'Many People Could Benefit From Meditation'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim joined Arianna Huffington in Davos on Friday to discuss two of the main topics of this year's World Economic Forum: ...

This Country Pledged The Most To World Bank Fund For Poor

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact

By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Britain was the largest grant donor to the World Bank's fund for poor countries in t...

World Bank Funds Gets Record $52 Billion In Pledges To Aid World's Poorest Countries

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact

By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Rich and emerging-market nations agreed to commit a record $52 billion over three ye...

The True Meaning of United Nations

ZP Heller | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
ZP Heller

On UN Day, the international community looks inward, celebrating the anniversary of when the United Nations Charter first took effect in 1945. Yet more and more, the UN appears to be focusing outward as it tackles the world's most pressing development issues.

Kate Sheppard

Changes At World Bank Spark Worry About Role Of Social Development

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At its annual meeting last week, the World Bank Group announced major reorganization plans, along with a $400 million budget cut. The sh...

Malala: A Relentless Fighter for Girls' Education

Ravi Kumar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

Malala is that voice that shakes our moral conscience and asks us to do what we should have already done: ensure no other girls face threats in an attempt to get education like Malala did. Today, on the International Day of the Girl Child, let's remember Malala's vision and make it a reality.

How World Bank Plans To Eliminate Extreme Poverty By 2030

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact

By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - The World Bank, faced with a tight budget and greater competition for development f...

World Bank, Coal, and the Right Side of History

Justin Guay | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

The World Bank's proposal to end coal financing reflects 21st century realities - severe public health and climate change impacts associated with coal...

365 Days of Jim Yong Kim

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

In his first year at the helm of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim has put together a vision for wiping out extreme poverty and fighting inequality by 2030, begun to shift the Bank's health policy, and threw the Bank's influence behind ambitious efforts to combat climate change.

USA Closed for Overseas Coal Business

Justin Guay | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Phillip Bump at The Atlantic Wire summed up yesterday's climate speech by the president nicely: "Less Coal, Finally." From throwing his weight behind ...

Dr. Kim's Deadly New Coal Plant?

Justin Guay | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

That's a headline I never imagined I'd write. Those who follow the World Bank have grown painfully accustomed to ample rhetoric followed by limited re...

Why GDP Growth Won't Fix Our Poverty Problem

Michael Shank | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Michael Shank

The financial institutions' focus on generating economic growth without ensuring the concomitant increase in jobs, and the inequality this generates, is partly to blame for the waning public support for global economic integration.

New Ads Highlight World Bank's Deadly Coal Plans for Kosovo

Justin Guay | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Despite the World Bank president Dr. Kim's high-profile calls to tackle climate change, the institution continues to barrel forward with its support for a dirty new coal plant in Kosovo. Local civil society has made its opposition to these plans abundantly clear.

Why the World Bank Must Divest From Fossil Fuels

Daphne Wysham | Posted 12.06.2012 | Green
Daphne Wysham

What about the remaining 56 percent of World Bank energy lending, most of it still devoted to fossil fuels? Is this what the Bank calls "stepping up to the challenge" of climate change?

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 ...

World Bank President Says He Sees More Hope In Haiti Than Ever Before

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 11.08.2012 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- It was a whirlwind tour for World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who helicoptered from the grounds of the demolished National P...

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...