Jim Kim Live: Rethinking Development Finance

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Date: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm (London) /17:30 – 19:00 GMT/ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Location: London School of Economics, London

In a speech ahead of the World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will address the need for a new approach to development finance to meet the aspirations of the world’s 7 billion people and make this generation the first in history to end extreme poverty.

NPR: how cell phone use can help determine a person’s creditworthiness

NPR’s social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam reports how financial institutions in countries where people lack financial records could look into using records on cell phone use to determine the likelyhood of a person paying back their loans. And predicting this with surprising accuracy. Continue reading

SM15 Preview: Changing the Conversation on Development Finance

Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | 19:00 – 20:30 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Group Headquarters, Preston Auditorium & Online

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2015 is a landmark year that will define the global development agenda for the next 15 years. By year’s end, the world’s leaders are likely to adopt a new set of global development goals and reach a critical agreement on tackling climate change. Achieving both will require a paradigm shift in how development is financed.

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