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Questions abound as World Bank seeks new leader

by Tracey Samuelson Jan 8, 2019
The head of the World Bank, Jim Kim, announced his resignation Monday — a surprise given that he’s still got a few years left on his term. So now the search is on to find his replacement. Traditionally, the World…

World Bank report says more live in poverty than previously thought

by Jed Kim Oct 17, 2018
The number of people living below the international poverty line has decreased by about a billion over the past 15 years, according to the World Bank’s annual report on global poverty. But the report concludes the threshold for measuring that…

World Bank report says more live in poverty than previously thought

by Jed Kim Oct 17, 2018
The number of people living below the international poverty line has decreased by about a billion over the past 15 years, according to the World Bank’s annual report on global poverty. But the report concludes the threshold for measuring that…

World Bank report finds that poverty, lack of education follows generations

by Amy Scott May 10, 2018
It’s the dream of many parents that their children will grow up to have more prosperous lives than they did. A new report from the World Bank finds that’s not happening in much of the developing world, where upward mobility…

World Bank offers lifeline to developing countries hit by catastrophes

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 7, 2017
The World Bank has just issued $360 million in so-called “catastrophe bonds” in collaboration with Mexico. Global investors snapped up the bonds — the first issued directly by the World Bank — which will help Mexico cover emergency relief costs…

U.S. allies rush to join World Bank alternative

by Dan Weissmann Mar 30, 2015
America failed to persuade them to stay away from a new, Chinese-led institution.
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by Andrew Walker Jan 15, 2014
As rich economies expand, stronger growth globally is expected.

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Is the World Bank a victim of its own success?

by Sally Herships Jan 3, 2014
Three quarters of the world's poor live in middle-income countries.
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Global financial leaders worry about U.S. turmoil

by Kate Davidson Oct 10, 2013
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World Bank wants to end poverty by 2030. Possible?

by Kai Ryssdal and Raghu Manavalan 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.