Jim Yong Kim

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 11th, 2014
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ByEmmanuel Arinze In an earlier article, I drew attention to my observations about Sahara Reporters’ reportage of the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. I had observed that as far as Sahara Reporters is concerned, Madam Iweala has not done much to de...
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Sep 13th, 2013
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By Curtis Kline, IC Magazine Millions of acres of Ethiopia’s most fertile lands are being offered to foreign investors, often in long-term leases and at bargain prices. At the same time, through its ‘villagization’ program, the Ethiopian government is forcibly displacing hundreds of thousands of Indi...
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Apr 10th, 2013
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By David Pred A multi-billion dollar aid program administered by the World Bank is underwriting systematic human rights abuses in Ethiopia. Last September, Ethiopian victims submitted a complaint about the program to the World Bank Inspection Panel, which is tasked with investigating whether or not t...
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Mar 4th, 2013
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It was hardly the best of circumstances for an interview when Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala sat down with Foreign Policy in Washington, D.C., recently. In addition to jet lag, the Nigerian finance minister was battling both malaria and the flu. “Anyone else would be lying in bed right now,” she sai...
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Sep 5th, 2012
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The new president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, began an African tour Tuesday with a call to Ivory Coast to “choose peace” in order to foster economic growth. Kim, 52, a Korean-American physician and anthropologist, took up his functions at the beginning of July. On Tuesday evening he ...
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Apr 27th, 2012
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Patrick Bond The sickening signs of Kim’s retreat in the face of power were unmistakeable beginning in early April, just after his nomination was announced by Obama. The situation for the many constituencies hopeful about Jim Yong Kim’s ‘election’ as World Bank president is comparable to early 2009. ...
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Apr 23rd, 2012
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The unsurprising announcement that the Board of the World Bank had voted in favor of the American candidate, Jim Yong Kim, presents an opportune moment to reflect upon the soft power structures that shape global public policy in the early 21st Century inside the UN system and beyond. It is necessary ...
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Apr 19th, 2012
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Patrick Bond After the tragedy of Obama, the new World Bank president could well be a farce. It’s simply a matter of considering the underlying power relations. PART 1: BEFORE That 66th birthday month of his, March 2012, was auspicious for adding a little spice to his dreary life, but no, it just can...
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Apr 17th, 2012
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THE Coordinating Minister of Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who recently lost a bid to clinch the World Bank presidency, has reiterated her readiness to work with the eventual winner, Dr Jim Yong Kim. Okonjo-Iweala, while giving the pledge in Abuja, on Tuesday, said she had ...
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Apr 17th, 2012
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ABUJA- THE Senate Tuesday condemned in strong terms, the continuous duopoly of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, IMF by United States of America –European thereby locking out Africans and especially emerging economies of the world from the presidency of the financial bodies. It also...