Investing in People: The Time is Now

Global economic growth is continuing, but with intensified risks that include policy investing-in-people-the-time.jpguncertainty, geopolitical developments, a gradual tightening of financing conditions, and a rise in debt levels and currency volatility. The World Bank Group is helping member countries address these challenges, through a combination of financial assistance and policy advice to promote robust and inclusive economic growth, reduce risks, and foster competitiveness, while strengthening fiscal sustainability and financial resilience.

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Event: Jim Kim speaks

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Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CET) / 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 – 11:00 (GMT) or convert time
Location: German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin & Online

In this interdependent world, we’re tackling challenges that respect no boundaries, that leap from Berlin to Basra, and that affect the future of children and young people in the poorest countries as well as wealthiest.

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Jim Kim: World Bank to spend $29 billion annually on climate by 2020

Jim Kim Lima World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim signals that those working on environmental projects are about to enjoy their moment in the sun.

His annoucement about a major increase in the Bank Group’s financing to help countries combat climate change by building low carbon and resilient development is likely to boost support for projects related to  renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate-smart transport solutions, resilient cities, the restoration of degraded forests and landscapes, enhanced water security, and agricultural practices.
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World Bank President Jim Kim Video : What Works in Development?

The link provided will take you to a speech given by Jim Kim at the Shared Prosperity event which was held:

Jim Kim SpeechThe speech, a sweeping, definitive review of what works and what doesn’t in reducing inequality and boosting the incomes of the poorest in developing countries and drawing on evidence of a half-century of work by the World Bank Group can be seen here.




Today to 2030

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President, Peru: Ollanta Humala
Secretary-General, United Nations : Ban Ki-moon
UK Secretary of State for International Development: Justine Greening
President, World Bank Group: Jim Yong Kim
Managing Director, International Monetary Fun: Christine Lagarde
International Journalist: Femi Oke – Moderator

Date: Friday, October 9, 2015

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