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June 1946 - present

This collection covers the World Bank Presidents' speeches, transcripts, and interviews that have been published. These are formal talks given by the President usually to a large number of people on a special occasion.


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Ending poverty, how health and innovation can lead the way with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on seeking transformative solutions to challenges of development and poverty that are necessarily cross disciplinary and what a great university should be doing. ... See More +

Working Paper 102001 OCT 29, 2015

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Speech by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the global launch of, poverty in a rising Africa report (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on the purpose which forced to align the work to support the poor and the vulnerable, and to preserve our planet for future generations. ... See More +

Working Paper 102000 OCT 16, 2015

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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim remarks at a press conference in Ghana (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on the two goals, to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity to the bottom 40 percent in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 101999 OCT 16, 2015

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Remarks by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) stakeholders event (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on conflicts that have caused a devastating amount of violence and destruction, severely affecting the livelihoods of millions of people, and creating destabilizing effects at the global level. ... See More +

Working Paper 101998 OCT 10, 2015

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Remarks by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the opening press conference of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meetings 2015 (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on the impact of changing demographics, and climate change that affects every nation and every person, but hits poor people the hardest. ... See More +

Working Paper 101996 OCT 08, 2015

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Transcript of opening press conference with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meetings 2015 (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on the period of slow growth, the end of the commodity super-cycle, pending interest-rate hikes, and the continued flight of capital out of emerging markets in the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 101997 OCT 08, 2015

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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim opening remarks at the press conference in Beijing (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on the Chinese economy, it global role in development, and health care reform. ... See More +

Working Paper 101991 JUL 17, 2015

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Transcript of press conference with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim in Manila (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on how Philippines gets hit by more disasters than most other countries and has become recognised as a global leader in building resilience and adaptation to climate change and natural disasters. ... See More +

Working Paper 101940 JUL 15, 2015

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United Nations secretary general’s international Ebola recovery conference with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on the Ebola epidemic stubbornly continues and sustain zero cases everywhere. ... See More +

Working Paper 101983 JUL 15, 2015

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Ethiopia rising and aspiring to become a carbon neutral middle income manufacturing hub by 2025, with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on Ethiopia’s commitment to climate action, the role of industrialization in delivering development, and bringing together low-carbon and equitable growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 101988 JUL 14, 2015

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Third inclusive and sustainable industrial development forum with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on the critical role of inclusive and sustainable industrialization in the future global development agenda, including to end extreme poverty by 2030. ... See More +

Working Paper 101990 JUL 14, 2015

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Financing for gender equality : Results and good practices by Jim Yong Kim, President, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. The Third International Conference on Financing for Development represents an important milestone in efforts to achieve universal and sustainable development as we move beyond 2015 and introduce a new set of Sustainable Development Goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 101989 JUL 14, 2015

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Billions to trillions : Ideas to actions by Jim Yong Kim, President, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. In collaboration with the multilateral development banks (MDBs), a special side event—Billions to Trillions: Ideas to Action—at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. ... See More +

Working Paper 101985 JUL 13, 2015

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Third international conference on financing for development plenary session with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on building Ethiopia’s legacy by presenting the world with a shared vision for substantially increasing funding for the world’s poor. ... See More +

Working Paper 101987 JUL 13, 2015

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Global financing facility in support of every woman every child by Jim Yong Kim, President (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. The Global Financing Facility (GFF), was launched at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in July 2015. ... See More +

Working Paper 101984 JUL 13, 2015

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Scaling up finance for sustainable energy investments by Jim Yong Kim, President, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. Launched the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership working with governments, businesses, civil society, banks and international institutions to meet three interlinked goals by 2030: (i) ensuring universal access to modern energy services; (ii) doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix; and (iii) doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency worldwide. ... See More +

Working Paper 101986 JUL 13, 2015

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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim's Comments at press conference in Chile (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on the most remarkable aspects of the speed with which Latin Americans responded in the face of the global financial crisis at the press conference at Chile . ... See More +

Working Paper 101883 JUL 04, 2015

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A global perspective of tackling three intractable challenges facing the world, with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. He discusses on applying the world’s best ideas, knowledge, and experience in development to accomplish our twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030, and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 101982 JUN 09, 2015

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Creating opportunity and prosperity in East Asia by Jim Yong Kim, President (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses the outline of the opportunities and challenges facing the economic development of Indonesia and East Asia, and how the World Bank Group can help end extreme poverty and share prosperity more widely in the region. ... See More +

Working Paper 101981 MAY 21, 2015

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Transcript of the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim during a press briefing at the Indonesian presidential palace (English)

This report discusses the remarks delivered by Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. He discusses on accomplishments of Indonesia, including the substantial reduction of poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 101780 MAY 20, 2015

Kim,Jim Yong Disclosed

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Ending poverty, how health and innovation can lead the way with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (English)
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OCT 29, 2015 102001 Working Paper
Speech by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the global launch of, poverty in a rising Africa report (English)
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OCT 16, 2015 102000 Working Paper
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim remarks at a press conference in Ghana (English)
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OCT 16, 2015 101999 Working Paper
Remarks by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) stakeholders event (English)
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OCT 10, 2015 101998 Working Paper
Remarks by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the opening press conference of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meetings 2015 (English)
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OCT 08, 2015 101996 Working Paper
Transcript of opening press conference with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meetings 2015 (English)
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OCT 08, 2015 101997 Working Paper
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim opening remarks at the press conference in Beijing (English)
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JUL 17, 2015 101991 Working Paper
Transcript of press conference with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim in Manila (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 101940 Working Paper
United Nations secretary general’s international Ebola recovery conference with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (English)
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JUL 15, 2015 101983 Working Paper
Ethiopia rising and aspiring to become a carbon neutral middle income manufacturing hub by 2025, with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 101988 Working Paper
Third inclusive and sustainable industrial development forum with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 101990 Working Paper
Financing for gender equality : Results and good practices by Jim Yong Kim, President, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English)
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JUL 14, 2015 101989 Working Paper
Billions to trillions : Ideas to actions by Jim Yong Kim, President, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 101985 Working Paper
Third international conference on financing for development plenary session with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 101987 Working Paper
Global financing facility in support of every woman every child by Jim Yong Kim, President (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 101984 Working Paper
Scaling up finance for sustainable energy investments by Jim Yong Kim, President, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 101986 Working Paper
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim's Comments at press conference in Chile (English)
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JUL 04, 2015 101883 Working Paper
A global perspective of tackling three intractable challenges facing the world, with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (English)
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JUN 09, 2015 101982 Working Paper
Creating opportunity and prosperity in East Asia by Jim Yong Kim, President (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 101981 Working Paper
Transcript of the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim during a press briefing at the Indonesian presidential palace (English)
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MAY 20, 2015 101780 Working Paper