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Jim Yong Kim

Date of Birth: 8/12/1959
Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea


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Security crises threaten economic success

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim have already given their backing to the target of ending all extreme poverty by 2030...

The continent's best hopes may be for the World Bank's Jim Yong Kim to translate his environmental enthusiasms into sustainable projects and programmes in Africa...


Physician heal thyself

The newish chiefs – the United States’ Jim Yong Kim took over as President of the Bank in mid-2012 and France’s former Finance Minister Christine Lagarde took over at the Fund a year earlier – spelt out fresh plans to counter climate change, reform tax systems and reduce inequality at their annual meetings in Washington on 11-13 October...


The real power politics

Both World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, a strong critic of coal-fired power stations, and the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon endorsed the Inga plans in principle when they visited Congo together in late May...


Harsh truths and high growth

The former bastion of the ‘Washington Consensus’, the World Bank, is currently headed by Jim Yong Kim, who was born in South Korea, a country with a record of successful industrial policies; Kim is known to be sceptical about untrammelled free market prescriptions...


Soro clouds economic revival

In the presence of almost every UN organisation, World Bank Director Jim Yong Kim, a plethora of development and commercial banks, Middle East development funds (Kuwait and Qatar among others) and the IMF, Ouattara outlined the progress made...


Changing tribal customs on J Street

An anthropoligist and medical doctor, the new World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is putting his training to pratical use: ‘There is a piece of paper up on the wall of my Managing Director Caroline Anstey’s office, which she calls the Spaghetti Diagram – it shows all the departments and processes that a decision has to go through at the Bank before approval...


Africa's run at the Bank

Incoming President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim has two bulky Africa dossiers in his in-tray after seeing off – thanks to solid backing from the United States and Europe – his Nigerian challenger, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala...


South Bank challenge to IMF and World Bank

Last month’s bid by Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Bank presidency – representing developing countries and originally backed by Angola, Brazil, China and many other non-European members – failed and on 16 April the United States-nominated, South Korean-born Jim Yong Kim became the Bank’s 12th President...


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