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Achieving Impact in Development Requires the IFC to Learn From Its Failures

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Few would disagree that the private sector -- and therefore the IFC -- has a role to play in fragile states. But there are many caveats.

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.

Beware the Global Consequences of Further Declines in the American Middle Class

David Paul | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics
David Paul

If the world is to sustain the momentum of economic development that is essential to Jim Yong Kim's optimism, the companies and countries that have benefitted from expanding free trade have a collective stake in figuring out a path forward that stanches the downward spiral of the American middle class.

1,000 Days To Go

Katherine Marshall | Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The call coming today from many quarters is that we must, as a community of humanity, keep the promises and goals of that millennium moment alive as the clock ticks down to December 2015 -- just 1,000 days away.

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.

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.

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.

World Bank Taps Obama Nominee As New Leader

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Jim Yong Kim, an American who is president of Dartmouth College, has been chosen to be the next president of the World Bank. His se...

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...

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.

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.

WATCH: Obama's World Bank Nominee Can Spit Fire

Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

The World Bank may have at least 99 problems, but its leader's ability to spit rhymes will not be one. Jim Yong Kim, the man President Obama has t...

Yay! Summers Not Nominated

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

That collective sigh you hear is mass relief that Larry Summers will not be the next World Bank president. In fact, the actual U.S. nominee, Dartmo...

Obama's Surprising Choice To Run World Bank

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.23.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Passing over better-known candidates, President Barack Obama on Friday nominated global health expert and Dartmouth College Preside...