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Ivanka Trump to help U.S. choose candidate for World Bank

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Jessica Ditto, the White House Deputy Director of Communications, says reports that Ivanka Trump 'is under consideration are false'

IVANKA. In this file photo, Ivanka Trump walks through the lobby of Trump Tower on November 21, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:02 AM

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva will serve as interim president upon Kim's February 1 departure

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at a press conference during the 2016 International Monetary Fund, World Bank Spring Meetings at the IMF headquarters on April 14, 2016. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

WB chief Kim heads for 2nd term due to lack of other nominees

Sep 15, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Jim Yong Kim is virtually assured of continuing in the job for 5 more years after his first term ends on June 30 2017

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at a press conference during the 2016 International Monetary Fund, World Bank Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters on April 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

US nominates Kim for World Bank second term

Aug 25, 2016 - 9:20 PM

The United States praises Jim Yong Kim for addressing today s most pressing global development challenges in innovative ways

epa05264168 World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participates in the panel discussion on 'A New Vision for Financing Development' at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 17 April 2016. The Spring meeting of the IMF and the World Bank Group will take place in Washington, DC, between 15-17 April 2016. EPA/SHAWN THEW

World Bank presidency search opens with Kim's hat in ring

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Amid criticism the World Bank s executive board says the next president will be chosen through an open and transparent process

epa05260676 World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participates in a panel discussion on Forced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 15 April 2016. The Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group will take place in Washington, DC, between 15-17 April 2016. EPA/SHAWN THEW

World Bank suffering 'leadership crisis,' staff say

Aug 11, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Only one in three staff members understand where the senior management team is leading us says the World Bank staff association in a letter

epa05301186 President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim during the Anti-Corruption Summit in Lancaster House in London, Britain, 12 May 2016. The Summit comes after the publication in April 2016 of the so-called Panama Papers leak on offshore tax havens and the people involved. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / POOL

After Ebola, World Bank creates pandemic insurance plan

May 21, 2016 - 1:12 PM

The new Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility PEF covers outbreaks of several classes of infectious diseases most at risk for epidemics

EMERGENCY INSURANCE. President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim (R) chats with OECD General Secretary Angel Gurria (2nd R) prior to the G7 Symposium entitled "Future of the Global Economy" in the hot spring town in Sendai on May 20, 2016. Photo by Kazuhuri Nogi/ AFP

Economic slump worries as IMF, World Bank pledge action

Apr 17, 2016 - 5:05 PM

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde: Clearly the question is how much is going to get done?

epa05262305 A handout photograph made available by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) showing International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde (C) speaking to members of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) at the IMF Headquarters in Washington, DC., USA, 16 April 2016 The Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group take place in Washington, DC, between 15-17 April 2016. EPA/STEPHEN JAFFE / IMF / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

G20 embraces crackdown on tax havens, warns over 'Brexit'

Apr 16, 2016 - 12:40 AM

UPDATED Making the beneficial owners of companies trusts and foundations transparent is vital to protect the integrity of the international financial system according to G20 finance ministers and central bank governors

G20 EMBRACES TAX HAVEN CRACKDOWN. Mexico's Finance Minister Luis Videgaray Caso (R) arrives for a G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting during the annual International Monetary Fund, World Bank Spring Meetings at the IMF on April 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

World Bank to boost funding for climate change projects

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:15 PM

These projects aim to add 30 gigawatts of renewable energy to the global grid powering 150 million homes by 2020

epa05223722 A photo made available on 21 March 2016 shows a bird fly over the dry tree in a mangrove at the small coastal village of Khun Samutchine, Samut Prakan province, Thailand, 10 March 2016. Khun Samutchine is suffering from coastal erosion from sea levels increasing every year, due to climate change. World Water Day is marked on 22 March, 'Water and jobs' is the theme of 2016. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

World Bank maintains PH 2016 growth forecast at 6.4%

Jan 07, 2016 - 4:13 PM

While unchanged the World Bank s forecast for the Philippines this year is below the government s growth target of 7 8

LOWER FORECAST. For 2015, the World Bank projects that the country grew by 5.8%, which is below the National Economic and Development Authority's full-year goal of 6%. File image from the World Bank website

Development banks pledge $15B in new climate funds – officials

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:00 AM

World leaders are scrambling to reach the magic number of 100 billion in funding to combat global warming and help vulnerable nations cope with the impact of climate change

NEW CLIMATE FUNDS. IMFC Chairman and Mexico's Bank Governor AgustÌn Carstens speaks at the opening of the IMFC meeting as members listen during the 2015 IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru, October 9, 2015. Handout photo by EPA/Stephen Jaffe

Why PH is not yet joining the China-led infra bank

Jun 29, 2015 - 5:46 PM

The deadline to join is December 2015

TOKYO, Japan - President Benigno S. Aquino III expresses his views during the open forum for the Press Event with the Japan National Press Club (JNPC) at the Conference Hall of the Nippon Press Center Building on Friday (June 05, 2015) during his State Visit in Japan. Photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

World Bank announces $500M for quake-hit Nepal

Jun 23, 2015 - 6:20 PM

The impoverished Himalayan nation will need around 6 7 billion roughly a third of the value of its economy to recover from the disaster according to the government s early assessment

AFTER THE QUAKE. Nepalese Muslims attend prayers on the first Friday of holy fasting month of Ramadan at a damaged mosque in Kathmandu, Nepal, 19 June 2015. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

World Bank responds to Jokowi's criticisms: We heard you

May 20, 2015 - 4:40 PM

The World Bank also pledged up to 11 billion in new financing in the next 3 to 4 years to Indonesia

MEET THE PRESIDENT. Presiden Joko Widodo receives World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (second from left) and his delegation at the State Palace in Jakarta on May 20, 2015. Photo from @Setkabgoid/Twitter

Dikritik Jokowi, Bank Dunia tawarkan $11 miliar untuk Indonesia

May 20, 2015 - 1:17 PM

Bank Dunia tawarkan dukungan 11 miliar dolar AS atau Rp 144 1 triliun untuk pendanaan baru selama 3 4 tahun

World 'dangerously unprepared' for pandemics – World Bank chief

Jan 28, 2015 - 7:21 AM

WB President Jim Yong Kim: We need to prepare for future pandemics that could become far more deadly and infectious than what we have seen so far with Ebola

People look on as a woman reacts after her husband is suspected of dying from the Ebola virus, in the Liberian capital Monrovia, on October 4, 2014. Pascal Guyot/AFP

World Bank chief urges Asian health help in Africa

Nov 04, 2014 - 2:23 PM

World Bank president: I call on countries across Asia to offer trained health workers now to help stop Ebola at its source

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim during a press conference at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group 2014 annual meetings in Washington, DC, USA, 09 October 2014. Shawn Thew/EPA

World Bank gives $100M for Ebola health workers

Oct 30, 2014 - 10:01 PM

We must urgently find ways to break any barriers to the deployment of more health workers says World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

Hillary Clinton: Distressing to see women get paid less

Sep 23, 2014 - 7:08 AM

We have to keep knocking down those external and internal obstacles that are cultural and religious says Hillary Clinton on the gender pay gap

WAGE GAP. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says even the US struggles with economic empowerment for women. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Ebola death toll rises to 887 – WHO

Aug 05, 2014 - 9:55 AM

The WHO also says there had been 163 new cases bringing the total number of confirmed and likely cases from the outbreak so far to 1 603

KEEPING CLEAN. United Nations peacekeepers from the Philippines wash their hands to avoid contact with the deadly Ebola virus before entering a service at the Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia, Liberia, 03 August 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

World Bank to the world: Invest in disaster resilience

Jul 18, 2014 - 12:24 PM

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces a 62 million fund for roads bridges and jobs in areas gravely hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda

SPEAK UP. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (4th from right), who recently visited the Philippines, urges the Filipino youth to #speakup4climate in a dialogue held in Taguig City on July 17. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

World Bank's Kim: End 'silly' debate on climate change

Nov 13, 2013 - 8:53 AM

Jim Yong Kim: What I hope the tragedy in the Philippines helps us to do is to move away from having what I think are silly arguments about not really the science but about science as a whole

DO SOMETHING, DON'T ARGUE. In this file photo, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim speaks during the final news briefing of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Annual Meetings 2013 in Washington, DC, USA, 12 October 2013. EPA/Chris Kleponis

A strategy to end poverty

Oct 14, 2013 - 3:12 PM

We cannot let over a billion people suffer in extreme poverty when we have the tools and the resources to change their lives for the better

One year after: World Bank chief faces challenges

Jul 01, 2013 - 9:26 AM

In his first year as president of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim has tried to refocus the institution on fighting poverty and climate change — but challenges lie ahead

ONE YEAR AFTER. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has been in office for a year. Challenges at the anti-poverty organization remains. In this file photo, he responds to a question from the news media during a press conference at the 2013 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington. Photo by EPA

Philippines welcomes US-backed World Bank president

Apr 18, 2012 - 12:49 PM

Philippines said it hopes to deepen its relationship with the World Bank through newly elected American Korean Jim Yong Kim

PROFILES: The two candidates for World Bank presidency

Apr 15, 2012 - 10:02 AM

For the first time the US nominee for the World Bank top post has a challenger backed by the developing world Meet Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and Jim Yong Kim