World Bank


U.S. allies rush to join World Bank alternative

Mar 30, 2015
America failed to persuade them to stay away from a new, Chinese-led institution.
Posted In: World Bank, jack lew, China

The World Bank has a sunny forecast for the year

Jan 15, 2014
As rich economies expand, stronger growth globally is expected.
Posted In: World Bank, global economy, tapering

Is the World Bank a victim of its own success?

Jan 3, 2014
Three quarters of the world's poor live in middle-income countries.
Posted In: World Bank, poverty

Global financial leaders worry about U.S. turmoil

Oct 10, 2013
Shutdown. Looming default. Change at the Federal Reserve. These are anxious times as global financial leaders gather in Washington.
Posted In: international monetary fund, World Bank, debt ceiling, government shutdown 2013

World Bank wants to end poverty by 2030. Possible?

Oct 3, 2013
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim talks about the importance of poverty, and how war zones factor into his goal to eradicate poverty.
Posted In: World Bank, Jim Yong Kim

World Bank's Zoellick: Eurozone is worldwide problem

Jun 14, 2012
The World Bank's outgoing president, Robert Zoellick, says that four years after eurozone debt became a problem, the world is entering a new and more precarious phase of the crisis. Listen to our full interview with him here.
Posted In: World Bank, Robert Zoellick, Europe debt crisis

World Bank names Jim Yong Kim as new head

Apr 17, 2012
The World Bank is getting a new president. Jim Yong Kim, who's currently the head of Dartmouth College, will be taking over the Washington-based global lending institution beginning this summer.
Posted In: Jim Yong Kim, World Bank, developing countries

World Bank directors to decide on new leader

Apr 16, 2012
Today the World Bank's directors are picking a new new president. The U.S. has nominated one candidate, and historically the American choice gets the job. But for the first time, there's another contender -- from the developing world.
Posted In: World Bank

Departing World Bank president looks back

Apr 12, 2012
After five years, Robert Zoellick is about to step down as the president of the World Bank. He discusses the changing role of the organization in today's global economy.
Posted In: World Bank, world economy, global economy

U.S. picks a nominee for head of the World Bank

Mar 23, 2012
President Obama has announced his choice for the U.S. nominee to lead the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim. Judging from history, Kim is likely to win the role.
Posted In: World Bank, Dartmouth