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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Who will be the new head of the World Bank?

Mar 23, 2012
The head of the World Bank has always been an American, and typically, a white male, banker, diplomat type -- but this time might be different.

Race to find new World Bank leader could take power from U.S.

Mar 21, 2012
How would the IMF and the World Bank really change if the new leader was appointed from a developing nation instead of the U.S.?