On July 18, Global Economy and Development at Brookings hosted World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim for a conversation about supporting international development in a highly vulnerable global economy. Dr. Kim discussed the priorities for the World Bank under his new leadership, including the immediate priority to help developing countries maintain growth and progress against poverty in these volatile economic times.
A physician and anthropologist, Dr. Kim has dedicated himself to international development for more than two decades, helping to improve the lives of underserved populations worldwide. Prior to becoming World Bank president, Dr. Kim served as president of Dartmouth College. He is a co-founder of Partners In Health and a former director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization.
Brookings President Strobe Talbott provided introductory remarks. Kemal Derviş, vice president and director of Global Economy and Development, moderated the discussion with Dr. Kim to include questions from the audience. Viewers followed the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #BIJimKim.