jim yong kim
Kim’s leadership has endured consistent criticism.
In conclusion, Jim Kim's embrace of mega-dams has resulted in thousands of people displaced and millions of dollars wasted
The year 2015 was a pivotal time when humanity turned more decisively toward building a thriving and sustainable world.
At a time when the World Bank is poised to increase its investment in fragile and conflict states, and return to its bad old ways of lending to mega-projects like big dams and infrastructure, strong safeguards to ensure the poorest and most vulnerable don't pay the price are more important than ever.
It will be "extraordinarily difficult," but possible if countries invest in their people.
New safeguard proposal would "vastly weaken" protections, they say.
The public is right: The world is not prepared for the next epidemic. We're no better equipped to respond quickly to an outbreak than we were a year ago. But we can be - and at a fraction of what it would cost if we don't act urgently.
At this stage, it is unclear how long this process is going to last and moreover, how the World Bank Board will resolve its deep divide.
Unless the global community strikes an effective deal to rein in its carbon emissions, unchecked climate change could usher in a hellish world of lethal heat, soaring food prices, and the failure of even wealthy states.
In response to almost every question about leadership, staffers gave lower marks to senior managers than they did in the