Jim Kim

Environment
2 One woman’s struggle to escape extreme poverty

Yala, Kenya  - The world’s leaders want to reduce extreme poverty to three percent by 2030. Mary Anyango would like to see progress now. Getting to the overall target means halving the number of people living in extreme poverty worldwide by 2020 to nine percent, World Bank President Jim Kim…

Basics
0 World Bank cracks down on corruption

Corruption has persisted for millennia as have various efforts to root it out. International development efforts, with money moving from donors like the World Bank to contractors and governments, have their fair share of corruption. A chart from The Economist shows the number of individuals and organizations that have been…

Environment
0 World Bank President Leads Charge Against Climate Change

Jim KimWorld Bank The World Bank unveiled its plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 recently. The rapid progress of India, China and Brazil blazed the path towards exceeding the global Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty by 2015. Now the Bank wants to rid the world of extreme poverty forever. Ending…

Global Health
1 AIDS 2012: Bill Gates skeptical of ending AIDS anytime soon

http://youtu.be/Z6AHoSR3Y80 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The International AIDS Conference, a mega-meeting of more than 20,000 people, has opened here to fanfare, protests, calls to action and (overly?) ambitious proclamations aimed at fighting complacency. The world’s biggest AIDS conference has returned to the U.S. – to a city with HIV infection rates comparable…

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