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Interview with Dr Jim Yong Kim published on Alliance website

Alliance magazine 4 July 2013

The relationship between foundations and the World Bank Group has not always been easy. In recent years, however, a new spirit of collaboration has become apparent. The Bank really does want to work with foundations, …

New World Bank president sits down with foundations

3 Penelope Lewis 5 October 2012

In the midst of a frenetic week of meetings, including bilaterals with heads of state, the Clinton Global Initiative and media interviews, the new World Bank president Jim Yong Kim stepped into the calm of …

IFC and MasterCard Foundation to increase access to financial services in Sub-Saharan Africa

Alliance magazine 11 May 2012

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the MasterCard Foundation have joined forces in a $37.4 million project to bring financial services to some 5.3 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project will help microfinance banks …

What will Jim Yong Kim’s World Bank role mean for philanthropy?

Peter Laugharn 26 April 2012

It’s not often that I wake up to hear the name of someone I know well on all the morning news programmes, but it happened last month with President Obama’s nomination of Jim Yong Kim …

Progress with first MDG and fall in extreme poverty rates masks other areas of concern

Alliance magazine 9 March 2012

The percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day declined in all countries of the developing world between 2005 and 2008, according to estimates released late last month by the World Bank. South …

Zoellick prepares ground for increased World Bank support for civil society

Alliance magazine 13 April 2011

World Bank president Robert Zoellick has suggested that the Bank will look into providing more support for civil society, signalling what would be a major change of tack for an institution that has hitherto been …