Ask Jim Kim: New World Bank President



#AskJimKimJuly 1-9, 2012

Please join us in welcoming World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

Dr. Kim is already hard at work and believes it's more important than ever that we deliver results on the ground and amplify the voices of the poor. He says to do that, we need to draw on the expertise of the people. 

What are your views on the best ways to eradicate poverty?
What are the most exciting innovations that can bring greater prosperity to everyone?
How can we harness the great experience that exists in member countries?
What questions do you have for the World Bank?

(Updated August 3) People from all over the world submitted hundreds of questions and comments for Dr. Kim. Watch his response video:

Read the questions and comments submitted when Dr. Kim asked for your views.  Follow #AskJimKim and follow @WorldBank on Twitter for updates.



Read what others are asking
배정우
Korea, Rep.
안녕하세요 김용 총재님!! 대한민국 고양시에 사는 고등학생 배정우라고 합니다ㅎㅎ 동양인 최초 세계은행 총재가 한국인인 것이 매우 뿌듯합니다^^ 언젠가는 만날 날을 기대할게요!! 축하드려요~~!!! 이제 질문!!전 세계의 경제를 담당하고 있는 곳의 총재로서 어떤 생각들이 드는지 궁금합니다 ㅎㅎ 그리구 대한민국 학생들에게 해주시고 싶은 말 해주세요!!(저는 대한민국 대표로 미국을 방문하게 된 팀의 회장입니다ㅎㅎ)
이영우
Korea, Dem. Rep.
Hello!! I'm Lee Young Woo from Goyang-si, Korea. I heard that you become the first president from overseas Koreans. I really admire you. Congratulations!!
Ricardo
Brazil
How eradicate poverty if the major companies, banks and other corporations are more concerned about profit?
Tarak Dhurjati
India
What steps are taken by the World Bank during conceptualization,design and formulation of projects for encouraging enabling environments with strong judicial/legal and law enforcement systems which are key to successful realization of outcomes.
Yuri Quintana
United States
What new investments is the World Bank planning for improving global health? There has been much talk about NCD at the UN, but there have not been the kinds of investments as we saw for Aids. Cancer, Diabetes and Obesity will kill more people that Aids worldwide. What are your plans in this area?
dave ashman - CEO Water U-Can Trust
United Kingdom
Good Afternoon Dr Jim Kim, new World Bank president! How important is fresh toxin-free drinking water to our world? (Twitter @h2otrust)
Su Been Lee
Korea, Rep.
안녕하세요? 대한민국 고양시 능곡고등학교 이수빈입니다. 우선 총재님의 취임을 진심으로 축하드립니다. 제가 이번여름 고양시청주관 미국동부 해외문화체험을 하게 되어 미국에 가기전 여러가지를 알아보고 있습니다. 그러던 중 김용총재님의 취임소식을 접하게 되었습니다. 세계은행의 한국인 총재님의 취임이 너무 자랑스럽습니다! 항상 응원하겠습니다! -총재님을 존경하는 한국의 고등학생올림..
Jarallah S. Aljarallah
Saudi Arabia
What was your role (reaction) before the financial crisis in 2008 and the European debt crisis?-how the world economic situation will reflect on Saudi Arabia when it is suffering currently from high Unemployment rate?- What is your assessment to Islamic banking situation? Best regards,  Journalist
KIM Su-bin
Korea, Rep.
Congratulations! 안녕하세요 고양시 해외문화체험단, 그리고(Global leaders in Goyang)팀의 김수빈이라고합니다. 이번 세계은행의 총재로서취임하신것 정말 축하드립니다!! 그리고 그것에 대해 같은 나라분이라는것에 정말 자부심을 느끼고 있습니다! 앞으로 세상을 이끄는 지도자로써 김용총재님의 무한한앞날을 소망합니다!
Justice Ofori-Elikem
Ghana
Congratulations on your appointment as the President of The World Bank Group. Please what plans do you have for the eradication of poverty in developing countries?
Muhammad Kaleemullah
Pakistan
Large scale corruption in WB funded projects in developing countries need your immediate attention. Thanks.
Alfred Daniels / antropologist
Netherlands
In India, 60 million people lost all their land to 3500 riverdams for electricity. In every city they offer their labor on a daily basis in exchange for food to eat that day. Only a few get a job for a day. What would the Worldbank do to pay for that side of the coin they tossed?
Brian Cook
Ethiopia
Do you think it's right for the American-nominated candidate to receive the job, pretty much automatically, based on US voting power? Will you make it easier for international candidates to become President based on merit?
Jiwon,Jung(정지원)
Korea, Rep.
Hello. My name is Jiwon Jung from Go-yang city(South Korea). I'm really glad to hear that you are 12th world bank president. When I grow up I want to make a medical welfare foundation. So I want to learn what can I do to be a global leader. P.s. I'm going to wait for your reply!!
Ugur Gurses
Turkey
What is going to be his top three priorty for medium term agenda?
Grisam
Afghanistan
As a global health expert, what can the World Bank do to effectively deal with the health epidemics in Africa, particularly the AIDS and HIV crises? In terms of prioritizing the allocation of the World Bank's resources, where does global health come in?
Vincent Alvo
France
Conventional aid has mostly failed to eradicate poverty in Africa. Only a competent government can carry out the economic reforms that can bring growth and really help the people. What are your thoughts to fight incompetent governance? What difference with previous direction do you hope to bring?
Tom Bui
Canada
After 5 or 10 years (one or two terms), what will have been your three major achievements as President of the World Bank Group?
Laura
United States
Hello! How will you promote transparency at the Bank? For example, what is the Bank's method for prioritizing its development projects - small business, infrastructure, health, education, etc. How will you manage this as President given your medical degree and health-related experience? Thanks!
Professor Kamlesh Shrivastava
India
In the present scinerio of world economic situation of crises as well as food prices.which step at first should be taken by World Bank for building confedence relating to world economic order.
Shadman Sakib
Bangladesh
Dear sir,i am from bangladesh, why did you stop promoting our padma bridge construction.being a developing country it was our opportunity to take a step ahead..please!consider it....
Zeynep Tuna
Turkey
Congratulations Dr. Kim. Developing markets suffer from lack of variety on exports and lack of goods as companies from developing countries bring little into these markets (ie. Tanzanian fisheries). What are your plans for increasing the variety of goods produced and goods available in the markets?
Arelis Bellorini
United States
MDGs are soon coming to an end. The UN has launched an initial planning process. How does the World Bank be engaging in this process and what is it going to do to ensure the voices of the poorest are taken into account.The post-2015 development framework is key to poverty erradication.
Danielle DeLuca
United States
Will you uphold the rights of Indigenous Peoples by NOT funding projects that lack Free Prior and Informed Consent of local affected populations? For example, the Patuca III Dam, funded by the World Bank, has not been consented to by the Indigenous peoples it affects. How will you do better?
Young-min
Korea, Rep.
우선, 세계은행 총재 취임을 너무나도 축하드립니다. 음악을 하며 먹고 살다가 뒤늦게 학업으로 뛰어들어 29살에 고려대에 편입하기 위해 공부하고 있는 학생입니다. TOEFL을 내년까지 120점 거의 만점을 받아야 되는 조건이 부담스럽습니다.
Cynthia Freeman
United States
How can the World Bank fund new experiments that create integrated solutions for rural health, sanitation, clean water, food, education and housing? Google the "$300 House" idea - from Vijay Govindarajan and Christian Sarkar - which brings all these elements together.
王浩然
China
你有什么措施来预防世界因欧债问题而引发的金融危机?
Rico
China
金庸先生你什么时候能再回浙大呢?
Himanshu Dube
India
The WBG's policies do not do justice to its multi-billion spend to promote MSMEs worldwide. Bank contracts are limited to less than 20% of the turnover of the firm. There are thousands of MSMEs that can grow into Large Enterprises by participating in Bank procurement if such limits are removed.
Abhishek
India
How does World Bank ensures that the aid it gives out to various nations is utilised for benefit for the society/region/people and not spent on other things like arms and ammunition?
Suman RoyChoudhury
India
Congratulations, Best wishes for your new assignment. Work on Corporate Social Responsibility. Many desrving candidates do not get the right job
imran chowdhury
Bangladesh
will u loan bangladesh for padma bridge. can u send here a *monitoring team from world bank that money will not be corrupted.it is very important for us. please give that loan.
Vu Thi Huong Giang
Vietnam
Hello. Could you please tell us if the World Bank will increase its HIV/AIDS programs in Vietnam? The country is mostly dependent on outside financial sources in this field and there is concern that all efforts will vanish once bilateral ODA (for this area) is lessened in a few years. Thank you.
Brandon Frank Kenney
United States
Could Mongolia be on the verge of experiencing "Dutch Disease" ? Twitter: BrandonFKenney
John Kinuthia
Kenya
Hello Dr.Kim. Participatory Budgeting has proved a good strategy in promoting development,service delivery and transparency.How can the WB help to promote this especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Thank you
Sky Kauweloa
United States
As president, how is your past experience as adviser to the director-general at WHO, and your work with HIV/AIDs going to influence the direction of the World Bank? In fact, given the push towards austerity, how are you going to be able to persuade countries world health seriously? Thank You.
Dr. Rasim Ilhan
Turkey
Hi President ! My question is simple and single that what do you think about Black Continent- Africa' development ? Do you belive and willing to change her future to turn to White Continent- Developed Africa? Thanks,
Filipa Barreiros
Portugal
How will the World Bank further support and contribute to polio eradication and the GPEI, particularly its Emergency Action Plan? Thank you.
Jane Gitahi
Kenya
The best way to eradicate poverty is to unleash the potential of the poor and give them power to create jobs and see opportunities available to them.Community based organisations and NGOs that have a proven record of changing the lives of the poor can be implementors.
Katherine Ellington
United States
What will the first 100 days hold for you at the World Bank?
Sarah Skeen
South Africa
Mental health is linked to poverty, physical health, education and many other development indicators. There is a massive economic cost due to mental disorders. Does the Bank think of mental health and well-being as a priority? Is there a strategy to address mental health issues on a global scale?
Yuri Kawamoto
Japan
The most serious poverty in African nations cause the poor literacy for girls, less than half. Also disturbed by some nations that is no member of CoE neglecting fundamental human rights treaties, even UN Convention against Corruption. I beleieve cultural relativism is obstacle for peace.
Aaron Fichera
United States
How will the 5-point plan be funded? And by whom? In addition is there any multilaternal effort to combat corruption in the public sector or developing nations? How will food be grown in subsistence areas of Africa while preserving the land? Thank you
Parth S. Tewari
Singapore
How can we make our internal systems more practical and marked to market to better leverage our experiences, data and analytical capabailities with a view to make a real difference to the poor in the world?
Sam Vaghar
United States
Here at The Millennium Campus Network, we work to harness the power and passion of campus leaders to alleviate poverty and advance global development. What advice would you give to university students and their organizations as they work to create partnerships and empower communities?
Matthew H Loxton
United States
Firstly, congratulations! Given that knowledge and know-how are now the primary contributors to market value and performance, what is the World Bank doing to increase the development and use of Knowledge Management both as an approach to improving value and as an occupation.
Khalil Anwer Hassan
Pakistan
What's going to change in IBRD, with the induction of a new President?
Jiesheng Li
Singapore
Dear Dr. Kim, What are your plans for the replenishment process/the future of the International Development Association? Thank You
Aruna Rathugamage
South Africa
In my opinion, the only way to prosperity and reducing poverty is assisting assisted entrepreneurship. i.e. Providing guaranteed prices and viable opportunities to get started at grass root level.
Kim, Eun Sug
Korea, Rep.
김용 총재님! 안녕하세요? 세계은행 총재님 취임을 축하 드립니다. 한미조달지원기구와 G20사무국 제안중인 김은숙 입니다. 관광+문화+교육+병원+에너지 관련 기술연구+산업 단지외 주거단지 기숙사 포함 2,000,000㎡ 클러스트 조성계획이 있습니다. 기획재정부에 제안을 해 보려고 계획중이며, 세계은행의 도움을 받고 싶은데 가능할까요? 이중언어를 지원하는 세계가족이동도서관 프로그램은 세계적으로 발전 될수 있으리라 기대하고 있습니다. 감사합니다.
Ifabiyi Michael Adebayo
Nigeria
What is Dr. Kim's plan on the alarming rate of unemployment in the third world countries and how does he plan to empower the youths of this countries.
Achieng Arende
Kenya
Energy access for the poor:- Consider implementing MIGA initiatives through project financed packages designed to bypass channeling funds through national government budgets. The latter has proved less effective.
Tanmoy Sarkar
India
Many congratulations Sir. I'm very happy to see someone of your profile heading up a bank that invests in development projects. If one wants to invest (say) in healthcare we need to bring in a healthcare professional at the top & not a financial engineer. Hopefully, this culture takes strong shape.
Gordon K. McIvor, Ph.D.
Canada
India seems to be very open to working with The World Bank, but I sense that in some other countries there is more "competition" from other global or regional agencies offering the same services as The World Bank.Would you agree with this assessment?
Josie
United States
Dr. Rasim Ilhan, can you re-submit your question in your native language and make the world bank translate it? its not coming across clearly in English. Thanks!
Satya Vaswani
United States
With the current global economic crisis, is there a way the unused resources could be directed towards removing poverty? (High unemployment, low investing opportunities?). Does World Bank plan to ramp up its IFC arm in light of the current condition?
Esat Akgul
Turkey
As all micirofinance implementation proved in most of the places, do you think to use microcredit as poverty fighting tools ? Do you think to obligate the regulations in the Countries which still has no microfinance regulation such as Turkey ?
Li Dong
Canada
Dr. Kim: Congrats on your appointment. Mother Nature offers us scarce resources. While poverty is prevalent around the globe, the limited resources have been squandered by some people. To help eradicate poverty, can the Bank "eradicate" the waste of limited resources by some people? Thanks!
Mobarok Hossain
Bangladesh
Being a Bangladeshi, my recent experience with World Bank is not good. The proposed Padma Bridge is a move against poverty. And you are not with us because of some of my corrupted countrymen! I know they are guilty but it is also true that you are not with us in the fight against poverty.
Jose Eduardo Hernandez
Philippines
What is your 5-year plan for poverty alleviation? How can us people from third-world countries participate in your action plan?
Lim Taewook
Korea, Rep.
Hello ! I am developing a coal fired power plant in Senegal. It was difficult to get financial help from World Bank because the plant uses coal. Is there any change in World Bank policy for coal fired power plants ? I expect a good news. Thanks !
Anubhav Goyal
India
World Bank gives a huge amount of money to developing countries to improve infrastructure and remove poverty but do World bank ever pursues them? No, never. All th funds given are eradicated by the politicians for their own benefits and use. In such a state how you are going to remove poverty???
Sizani Weza
Zimbabwe
Congratulations! Are we going to see a humane engagement in the transformation of people's lives from the derogatory "voices of the poor/ poor people's voices to a discourse that acknowledges and respects local assets and capabilities?
Alicia Salgado
Mexico
How can a middle income country like Mexico, erradicate poverty and develope a must inclusive development strategy?
Juliana Gutierrez
Colombia
Green economy is a social innovation that could help to overcome poverty in an integral way. "the future we want" mentioned it as a road map for coming years. what is the future prospective of the bank on this matter. What is the contribution that the bank will make to the global effort.
Prinz Magtulis
Philippines
I am a reporter for Manila-based paper, The Philippine Star. I would like to know your plans with regard to income inequality in emerging nations, which have been the bright spot in the global economy today. Also, how do you plan to work with ASEAN to address the issue as well as poverty. Thank you!
abhilash
India
Dear Mr.Jim Kim, what best you i can get for my NGO for HIV/TB from your organization?
Scott Bayley
Australia
Dear Dr Kim There is currently some debate about the need for a new model of development in the pacific region. Do you agree that a new approach is required or would you support the view that we must simply intensify our current efforts?
Keisuke
Japan
There is a growing interest and debate on the agenda of 'Happiness'. How does World Bank contribute to the realization of happiness across the countries? Do you agree that poverty is a state of mind?
Mahmud Hasan
Bangladesh
Congrats Mr Kim.For eradicating and alleviating poverty, all the population of LDC & Developing ones should be trained to sharpen their knowledge & skill through technological support.World's prestigious countries should come forward leaving preconditions for ensuring betterment of mass population.
Majlis Voss
Sweden
Despite decades of development aid, we have not learned that poverty cannot be eradicated unless women and children are healthy, educated and empowered.
A.B.M.Fahim
Bangladesh
Sir, Congratulation for your new position. My question is: Is there any chance to reactive the loan agreement of `PADMA BRIDGE` for Bangladesh.
李政
China
As a Asian American,what make you different?
Chowdhury Sadeque
Bangladesh
For eradication of poverty from poorer developing countries like Bangladesh, I think, controlling poverty and strengthening the capactiy of bureaucracy is most important. If the World Bank also think so, then what actions are you going to initiate in this regard?
Michael A Roy
Bangladesh
Good effort. But prove that your are sincere with the people. Here is the challenge.
Vanel Beuns
United States
A significant number of global organizations lack the necessary talent for critical leadership positions. Dr. Kim, what will you do to recruit, attract and retain highly talented multilingual professionals with expertise in International Affairs and Global Economic development ?
Sumantra Basu
India
Hi Dr Kim, I would like to know is there any method in which the World Bank help in controlling food inflation around the world? Also can India do to reduce poverty and ensure a more equivalent distribution of wealth within the country?
Kim
Korea, Rep.
Congratulations on your appointment as the President of The World Bank Group. As you succesful,we will more happier.
Dr.Arvind B Shelar
India
Respected sir, Dr. Kim I am Congratulations to you.we need new big push to world education system for good ethic, morality which help for eradication of poverty specially developing countries.Is you plan for that?
syntich tshibanda
United States
Dr. Kim I would like to know, how the World bank can use Experts from developing countries to participate in reducing the poverty by the lack of access of poor in financial services in their own countries.
Muzahidul Islam Jahid
Bangladesh
Congratulations! What steps would you take to resolve the dispute regarding the Padma Bridge in Bangladesh? May God bless you!!
RAVI PRAKASH
India
EDUCATE AND EMPOWER - ALSO SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR LOCAL AND REGION WISE OPPORTUNITIES & DEVELOPMENT - DETAILED ARTICLE ALSO ATTACHED EARLIER TO WORLD BANK MANY TIMES- GLOBAL EDUCATION POLICY FOR EDUCATED ILLITERATES ...2
Muhammad Jahangir
Pakistan
aid or loan is not having any positive impact on a common man. Effective ways of growing food will be the best research.
Hermine
Armenia
Dear Dr.Kim, given the corrupted and unfair governance and lack of democratic institutions in post-Soviet countries ordinary people are not those, who benefit most from numerous WB projects. What are the tools and methods of World Bank bringing institutional changes to our countries?
Daniel T.H.
Rwanda
Dear Sir, Help the small scale farmers improve their productions by introduction of new technologies, let them produce and earn and live in dignity. Fund New private public partnerships and take new approaches to challenge the multinationals to be responsible towards environment and the farmers.
C. . Sethumadhavan Nair
India
All around the world there are more cries and crisis and less smiles, peace and prosperity. You being at the helm of World Bank, how you are going to contribute and mitigate this severe problems and help solve the agony of poverty?
Bahauddin Ahmed
Bangladesh
Dear Sir, Is there any chance to get the loan of Padma Bridge?
Hal Zhao
United States
What is your sincere view on the critical roles that the World Bank places in major world affairs, and how will you direct your adminstration in meeting and upholding these values and goals?
Anil Kumar Siddu
India
Poverty is man made. It does not happen without the involvment of decision makers. Hence, the decision makers, such as you need to understand that eradicating poverty is not removing the poor. Its to enable them with means of earning their livelihood.
Soo Hyun Park
Korea, Rep.
Do you really believe that World Bank have been working to eradicate poverty? Could you promise that you would do your best to end poverty in this world regardless of any hardships? Hope you do. Just like what you said "I came here to do something".
mizanur rahman
United States
By Cancel the loan for bangladesh for padma bridge do you stop corruption or stop development of Bangladesh which will help 160 millions of people. Is there any way you can help 160 millions people.
Mizanur rahman
United States
congratulation
Gurdeep Singh Sohal
United Kingdom
To Eradicate Poverty, one must educate and be educated! There are abundance of Global Innovations,one should share Intellectual Properties for enterprising and developing countries! Developed and modern countries used as models to strategise and implement standards for the under developed countries!
Md. Rajkumarhaque
Bangladesh
Please review your decesion for funding Padma Bridge in Bangladesh. We 16 Corer people wait for your revise decesion.Please review.
Fawad Ahmad Khan Niazi
Pakistan
World Bank should teach developing countries "how to catch a fish" to eradicate Poverty. My question is what step World Bank is taking to not only provide training but also bound the country to depute the trainee to the training subject specific task for results?
Stan Gwara
Zimbabwe
Hi Dr Kim, How do you intend to alliviate poverty in african countries where there is not harmonious relationship between the World bank and most african governments considering the major role of government in improving the livelihoods of poor people.
bheki
Zimbabwe
My question is a simple one which will bring up more questions, Will we ever completely eradicate poverty or ever contribute in many different ways to the point where we silence the voices of the poor?
Ishara de Silva
United Kingdom
Could creating a South Asian Rupee, alongside the Euro, where they could merge into a single global currency, be the way forward for a one currency, one polity, one welfare state scenario, for the future - to end poverty.
Suresh Kumar
India
Dear Mr.Jim Congratulations for achieving the TOP POST in World Bank. Let us hope the developing world will be thankful to you in the times to come for your contributions in their development and to fill the gap between HAVE and HAVE NOTS.
Roman Troxler
Germany
Dear Jim Kim, What do you think about the emergent phenomena of jobless growth? What kind of strategies and policies do we need, to ensure that economic growth translates into jobs and that everybody has the opportunity to earn a living?
Fonahanmi Idris
Nigeria
CONGRATULATIONS on your appointment. The best ways to eradicate poverty is to provide social goods. Leaders should also shun corruption and live a life worthy of emulation. How can they assist Nigeria in securing funds to finance its huge Natural Resources Deposits?
Kamran Aziz
Pakistan
what are your plans to uplift lives of Pakistanies, World bank funding in pakistan projects. And Last i think the next president of World bank will be from Asia as Your appointment have paved the way for this as Your are too Asian origin. Congratulations and best Wishes from all Pakistanies
Vanel Beuns
United States
Dr. Kim, you believe it's more important than ever that World Bank delivers results on the ground. Will you consider hiring highly talented professionals to streamline, reengineer and reshape your organization for global brand strategy ? What is your major challenge?
Edwin Zulu
Zambia
Some of the key ways to eradicate poverty is promote joint ventures in minning of foreigner investors with local citizens(private sector or Government and not FDIs . Africa, as Asia should be seen as an equal partner in development .
gerry
Namibia
It is imperative for the poor to be involved in empowerment process in terms of identifying projects to undertake for e.g. solar stoves to prepare their food, knitting project to knit clothes for families at reasonable costs
Dorathy Isu
Nigeria
Sir, Congrats on your new assignment. What are the Bank's plans towards empowering the civil society in developing countries to drive development and engineer social accountability at all levels?
Dambar Jung Dangi
Nepal
The best way of minimizing (not eradicating) poverty is, PROVIDE THEM TECHNICQUE OF FISHING INSTEAD OF FISH.And, teaching them to make net using local materials is also necessary.
Phani Deepak Akella
India
Dear Dr.Kim, Congratulations on being appointed as the chairman of the world bank. I wanted to know of the world bank's initiatives in India on rain water harvesting. Rain water harvesting seems to be the only way forward. Thanking you, Best regards, Phani Deepak.
Shahid
Bangladesh
Dear Mr. Kim,Annyeonghaseyo.After cancelling financing Padma Bridge,pls take a moment to realize,the people of southern BD, what they would do now?Pls don’t go away from us.Pls don't be blind to poor people’s life.pls solve your issues with BD gov. at any way but pls don’t leave us
Dr. Roger C, Birosel
Philippines
WB studies not longer than 50 years reveals a prejudice for Bretton Woods consensus global hidden agenda to lock the South in an unsustainable natural or human-resources-based economy model.How can you cure the unsustainable South poverty, maldevelopment and bad governance?
Josphine
Kenya
Cogratulations! I know you have great plans for Africa and for this we are greatly hopeful and thankful.
md.mahiuddin chowdhury
United Kingdom
Dear KIM, I would like to request you to reconsider your decision in regards to the cancellation on funding of PADMA BRIDGE IN BANGLADESH on behalf of the poor citizen of Bangladesh. The deprived citizen should not be punished for the corruption of the corrupt ministers. Kind regards.
Carl
United States
When building infrastructure - tap private companies for more PPP's! They've already done feasibility studies on all sorts of infrastructure project, and they're much better at estimating costs than the public sector is.
Aminul Hoque
Bangladesh
Dear Sir, First of all, My heartiest greetings for u. Now u r cheif of this org. I think training to people hard work can eradict poverty from the earth. Have u any special attention or program for training to people ?
peter wakaba
Kenya
how will the world bank work around the feeling by the developing nation especially africa that a more qualified candidate was passed over teh appointment. what is his focus for africa, should we expect more for health and social development seeing as that his background?
Rajeev Ahmed
Bangladesh
Dear mr president, would you please tell me why it is taking so long to eliminate poverty? what is the main obstacle to fight against poverty?
Barbato Aurélio
Brazil
Congratulations for the success in yours challenging term;It is important to build a strong sensibilization to audacity, courage to dare to new solutions and innovation to build the new world we want to live in togheter
Mohammad Riajul Haque
Bangladesh
Is there any plan of of reducing SME credit gap in Bangladesh? If yes I want to know detail of that?
towhid Chowdhury
United Kingdom
Congratulations. I hope under your leadership World Bank will be able to take action against corruption more rigorously. World Bank needs long term policies to help countries to fight corruption and World Bank also need to get out US influence on its policy formulation.Thanks.
Santosh Acharya
Nepal
What role can world bank play to promote youth entrepreneurship?
Suvashis Bosu
Bangladesh
Is there any way WB going to re consider the decision of cancelling the funding of Padma Bridge of Bangladesh?
Mark Choi
United States
Dear Dr.Kim, Corruption is one of the biggest factors in marginalizing the poor and creating mass grievances, thus causing a potential destabilization of a country. How can the World Bank or any NGO hope to diminish the level of corruption in the world or in a country and promote transparency?
John Baimba Sesay
Sierra Leone
Congratulations on your new job. How best can you give your time and attention to post war economies, in especially developing nations?
Roni Rahman
United States
Do you recognize corruption, inefficiencies and waste inside WB? How do you plan to fight it and make WB more transparent and accountible in term of how loan decision are made and in term of how employees are compensated? Thanks, Roni Rahman, Boston, USA
Juwel Miah
United States
I congrats and welcome you for being a president of the world bank. My question is will you reconsider to fund Padma Bridge? And if they have any corruption are you going to re-investigate the problem instate cancel the funding. Which will effect the people of Bangladesh. Thank you very much.
Edwin Zulu
Zambia
my question is ; what is the world bank group doing to make the carbon finance and CDM a reality in africa as we have alot of potential , but we donot see alot projects funding. iam a 2003 carbon finance and CDM project formultion (TOT).
Alexander Kawaye
South Africa
The image of the World bank and aid it provides in Sub-Sharan Africa is very negative and has a reputation of representing the interests of the rich nations that fund the Bank. How do you intend to address this during your tenture.
Steven Tuinstra
Togo
With all due respect to your good intentions, but what West Africa really needs is heavy industry to get ahead
Wally W.
United States
1. Do not feed the squirrels, next year there will more and the natural balance will be disturbed. 2. Give a man a skill and he gains a life sustaining gift. Give a man food and you make him weak. 3. World Bank has doubled the number of starving in only 10 years-dumb??
Samia El-Kadi
Egypt, Arab Rep.
First i wish you all the best for your new position. I'd like to know what is your opinion in the Euro zone sovereign debt crazes,what is the real cause for it and how it could be solved. Samia El-Kadi
Pramesa Narakusumo
Indonesia
Dr.Kim,what is your statement regarding the outcome document of rio+20?are WB in line with sustainable development policy for eradicating poverty?what is WB strategy on this issue?
Jesmed F Suma
Sierra Leone
Support independent non-profit policy think tanks, in developing nations See www.slpw.org Policies work best when designed free from tribal, regional & partisan biases and must be implemented & monitored by local actors Support private sector to invest in targeted investment areas. How? Ask me
Jiayi Chai
China
How would you suggest China's SOEs to adopt the best practices, to at least learn from the Brazilian practices in regulating but still preserving the state power, while at the same time giving room for the private sector to grow?
Stephen Yeboah
Ghana
I want to ask Dr. Kim, what would be his action against the increasing polarization of poverty and hunger in rural areas in developing economies especially those in sub-Saharan Africa. How will aid deal with the unfortunate trend of rural poverty and hunger? Thank you
Stephen Yeboah
Ghana
Congratulations on your new appointment to the World Bank. I am optimistic you will deliver. What strategies would be in place to clamp down on the increasing cases of child malnutrition in developing countries? The future is for our children.
Afsana
United Kingdom
Mr President - don't you think by cancelling the 1.2 billion IDA assistance for the Padma Multipurpose Bridge in Bangladesh the World Bank has insulted the whole nation? Is your institution fully transparent?
Professor Errol Mendes
Canada
There is growing research that shows that aid dollars are wasted even for poverty alleviation if governance in all its forms, legislative, judicial, anti-corruption is weak. Should not the World Bank focus most of its funds in this area?
Dr Eileen Natuzzi
Solomon Islands
Surgical services are underdeveloped, funded, and staffed in LMICs. Will WB fund the building of surgical capacity for developing countries including education and training of local surgeons and future teachers of surgery?
Mo abdelhakim
Egypt, Arab Rep.
What is the bank's direction towards supporting projects to ensure quality of medicines or medical technologies?
Jennifer Rigg
United States
How will you elevate and expand the World Bank's work to scale up nutrition and focus on attaining nutrition outcomes for children, mothers and communities especially during the critical 1,000 day window from pregnancy to age 2?
Irma Adyatni
Indonesia
What is WB's position on Green Economy ?
Parvez Akhtar
Canada
Dr. Kim, Congratulations for your appointment. How would you fight the integrity problems among the officials in recipient countries which hinders the development. My best wishes for your success. Regards
Khursheed Ahmed Bhat
India
Respected Dr.Kim, I think the world group is not responding satisfactorily to the general public. May I know the reason why the public is mostly ignored...? Thanks. Regards, Khursheed Ahmed Bhat
Ibrahim bin Harun
Bangladesh
Sir, Is there any possibility WB going to reconsider the decision of canceling the funding of Padma Bridge in Bangladesh? If yes, what steps do you expect from Bangladesh part? If no, is the cancellation of Padma Bridge loan going to hamper other development projects of WB in Banlgadesh?
Patrick Bond
South Africa
Dr Kim, if "The Bank has a sterling record in fighting corruption", what about its largest-ever project loan, $3.75 billion in April 2010, for the world's 3rd largest coal powerplant? Even a South African state investigation judged borrower Eskom’s chairperson Valli Moosa to have acted 'improperly'.
Meloni Shaffer
United States
endpoverty;have no more fear of others as enemies/no wars & have constant world peace all extra energy/brain power spent on war/fear will help by switchin to thoughts of caring/sharing someone has to stop 1st wholl it be it’d be a chain reaction do we keep swinging if the others stop& r civilized
Jeremy Pope
New Zealand
Corruption is blossoming around the world and wreaking misery among the world's poorest and most marginalised. Do you have any ideas of how the World Bank might counter it?
A K M Kayes
Bangladesh
Mr president,Congratulation. Our worst apprehension has come true with cancellation of funding Padma Bridge. Bangladesh's aspiration for development is hold back and blemished the image of the state.Hope ur good office with wisdom will reconsider the dream project of 160 million Bangladeshi people.
Fergal Landy
Ireland
Prevention and early intervention services are the best method for eradicating poverty and/or mitiagting its effects, an improvement that continues throughout the lifecourse.How can you ensure implementation of this appraoch globally?
Hidayatullah
India
comments i suggest that if world bank is approving any project anywhere it should personally deploy its responsible person untill the project is over and funds properly utilized
Emauele Marcotti
Italy
Dear President, I have a question for you. FDIs are one of the main resources for growth and development of each country, what do you think about them? Are the real solution for local development or just one of the different ways? Congratulations! Achieve position like yours it's very tough!
Pramesa Narakusumo
Indonesia
Dr.Kim,what is your statetment regarding rio+20 outcome document?Are WB in line with sustainable development for eradicating poverty?what is WB strategy for this issue?
BADRUL ALAM
India
1. Poverty can be eradicated with investment in human capital and infrastructure Question: Why WB is not concentrating on Governance and Institutional Reforms in developing countries?
Ln.M.W. FARUQUE
Bangladesh
Dear Mr Kim Please favor detailed of World Bank Cancellation of Loan Agreement of Bangladesh Padma Bridge project on the plea of suspected corruption?
IYOLO LOBONDOLA
Congo, Dem. Rep.
This is the solution. In Africa, we have five instutions, including the Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, Information and Support headed by the Head of State. For more details, would you contact me.
Kiko Sakiko
Canada
An online article authored by a Kenyan Professor and published by Africa’s leading Magazine (The Africa Report) alleges “disgraceful racism continues to erode the Bank’s legitimacy and credibility from Africans' perspective" What action do you intend to take to restore accountability?
Chris Wangaki
Kenya
Dear Sir, What plans do you have for Africa? Please consider investing on the gifted and talented in Africa. For more details about the African Council for Gifted and Talented kindly visit www.giftedafrica.com. Best regards, Chris Wangaki
Ln.M.W. FARUQUE
Bangladesh
Dear Mr Kim Please favor detailed of World Bank Cancellation of Loan Agreement of Bangladesh Padma Bridge project on the plea of suspected corruption?
Chris Standa
Kenya
Youth of Africa r potentially gifted or talented & useful if reclaimed from drugs and terrorists. What plans do you have for Africa?
SERVILLE-NAKOUZOUMO André
Central African Republic
First of all, I wish you welcome and congratulation on your new position. How could target people enter to their rights when mocked? What kind of confidence does the World Bank have to a national report? How does the World Bank link religion and poverty? Kind regards
Fatuma Mokaba
United States
Sir, would you appoint an Indepndent Commission as requested by Justice for Black Group to investigate human rights abuse by the WB Tribunal that has denied due process rights to people of African origin?
Mansur Ahmed
Bangladesh
Considering the welfare of fifty million poor people in Bangladesh, could you please revive the Padma Bridge contract?. WB should not punish millions of poor people for the corruption of few people in the government as this does not goes with the vision and mission of WB.
Annasir Duraid
Iraq
Dear Sir I would like to ask you about your idea of poverty & the growing gap among the poor nations and the rich one , and what do you think that will lead us , is it a war that we expect or there will be a solution ...
fernando garcia
Mexico
My appreciation for his appointment, with the security that your capacity and dedication will enforce into social objectives of the World Bank.
Terrance H. Booth,Sr.
United States
Alaska Native, First Nations, Native American Tribes treated as sovereign nations why hasn't the World Bank ever worked with North American's Indigenous People?
Bahoken Lydia Angwangambe
Cameroon
Mr.President, How can those who found it imposible to pay their rentage be of help Thanks.Bahoken Lydia A.
abdu qaium liton
Bangladesh
world bank has recently cancelled padma bridge project in bangladesh for alleged corruption . how credible were the sources of information of corruption and should world bank public details of those persons names those are behind that corruption.
Juan
Spain
Congrats Want to see more efforts to let people whats the role of WB on our daily lifes. Whats the contribution, more transparancy internal for Many people WB is a black box.
Juan
Spain
Congrats Want to see more efforts to let people whats the role of WB on our daily lifes. Whats the contribution, more transparancy internal for Many people WB is a black box.
Juan
Spain
Congrats Want to see more efforts to let people whats the role of WB on our daily lifes. Whats the contribution, more transparancy internal for Many people WB is a black box.
Harjinder Singh
India
Eradicate illiteracy, poverty will go.Best tool to literate masses,empower them with Tablets.Issue is WB grants are routed through Governments & rulers doesnt want to educate masses because they are their votebank. I can help WB to send grants in the shape of Tablets directly to the masses.
Johan Lijftogt
Netherlands
How many experts do you have at WB compared to experts not working at WB. Formulate objectives and ask professionals to come with solutions. Your procurement system definitely needs a thorough review.
Johan Lijftogt
Netherlands
How many experts do you have at WB compared to experts not working at WB. Stop defining exact scope and deployment schefules. Formulate objectives and ask professionals to come with solutions. Your procurement system definitely needs a thorough review.
Cacatua Galerita
Australia
Advise Countries that Keynesian & Freedman economics were not intended to be tools for Political Economics but Fiscal Economics & should be used to centralise an economy not drag it to extremes. If wages etc are fixed market is not free & a founding condition of both economic theories fails.
Viyaleta Pretrashkevich
United States
Does the World Bank plan to develop a system to incentivize an increase in the spending on education instead of military?
Santosh Kumar
India
What would be the World Bank priorities to address the concerns of population, health and environment challenges in developing world during your tenure as the WB President?
Md. Mohsin Khan
Bangladesh
Dear Sir, Congratulation for your new position. Sir, Do you consider the loan of `PADMA BRIDGE` for Bangladesh again?
Samir
India
In the country like India which is struggling with the corruption and red tappism do you think the world bank can improve the lives of ultra poor of the society? Does it reaches out to the real beneficiaries?
Bhuban Karki
Nepal
How to make the Bank more inclusive and representative to enable the Bank to deal with development issues faced by less developed countries? Bhuban Karki Nepal
Paul Watkinson
France
How can the WB lead in the transition to a low carbon, climate-resilient future as part of recovery from financial crisis? Will it assess and publish the GHG impact of all investments and integrate climate impacts?
IRENE ACHIENG'
Kenya
Congratulations. Help in starting projects after some training which will allow them to continue on the project themselves. Empower them to start them off.
Deepnarayan Choubey
India
Happy Day .... Hello Dr Kim , Congrats and best wishes for your new assignment . Please see financial crisis , debt crisis , health and best development of World . Thanks .
rosemary galli
United Kingdom
For South American reactions to World Bank policies, please consult Martins and Galli, Multilaterialismo e Reaccoes Sul-Americanas, UECE press. Why WB support of agribusiness, its technological 'fix' and its land-grabbing. Why no concern for the small farmer and the environment?
abul fazal
United States
is it possible to recosider Bangladesh to build Padma Bridge ( fair and professional construction) by international experties also world bank finance ?
Mao Amis
South Africa
How will the World Bank help key sectors in the developing world to develop plans and strategies for the transition towards a green economy?
eric nguyen
Vietnam
So, how to reduce the gap of income between poorest Asian area, such as Vietnam, Combodia, Lao, and the wealthy nations in the West? Do you have any specific program in Vietnam in your plan? Thank you
Fábio de Oliveira Ribeiro
Brazil
When the World Bank will begin to pay more attention and support to policies that create jobs than those that allow financial vampires sucking market economies that produce unemployment and suffering?
Mikk Tammik
Estonia
Mr. Kim, should internet and IT development be governmental overfunded? In general - is internet over-dependency and spending record amount taxpayers money for it (pensions and students are eating bread, etc) insane or not?
Vanel Beuns
United States
For me as a Multilingual MBA Professional with and over 30 years of professional experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, the most exciting innovations that can bring greater prosperity to everyone is to build an Effective Global Team (EGT) of talented experts for results.
Vanel Beuns
United States
Dr. Kim, is " Delivering Results on the Ground " the key metric to measure performance of World Bank employees ? How to attract, recruit and hire the best talented multilingual MBA professionals with expert-knowledge of Global, International and Regional Affairs ?
Patrick Kabanda
Uganda
Dr. Kim: Congratulations on your appointment to head the World Bank! In what ways do you plan to have the Bank increase using the arts to engender development?
asad
Bangladesh
DEAR sir , please listen the heart broken voice of padma bridge. we believe in you . please re consider this padma bridge.
Calhoun Reb Thomas
United States
In the past, the World Bank has raised awareness of the importance of the development of the global knowledge economy. Now the Bank should turn KnowledgeEconomy.org/net/com/ etc into the next great tool for accelerating such development in all countries.
Arturo Morales Carrillo
Mexico
Innovation can introduce employment growth and job creation. In the field of energy renewable. How the World Bank encourage and promote the knowledge and invesment?.
Arturo Morales Carrillo
Mexico
Education is a tool to fight poverty, World Bank support open university, technical college, university. How World Bank improve education in countries of Latin America?.
Arturo Morales Carrillo
Mexico
In México the agriculture sector required to install ability in people as measurement to eradicate poverty, although teach how to add value to their products for create welfare. How World Bank contribute?.
Vanel Beuns
United States
In response to the ongoing global financial, economic, banking and monetary crisis, why does a World Bank leader need to develop intercultural and emotional intelligence in order to achieve results?
Taraf Abu Hamdan
United States
Hello, Where do you stand on the issue of land grabbing in Africa? Do you see the increase in land deal escalating/causing civil conflict? and if so, what approach should be taken in ensuring these deal are fair?
Gabriele M. Quinti
Italy
A big opportunity for doing the most of the experience of member countries consists in promoting scientific and technological research (STR) as an essential part of development policies. STR could become the place where new knowledge and traditional knowledge meet, exchange and integrate.
Gabriele M. Quinti
Italy
Support to technological innovation (eg ICT, renewable energy) must be carried out together with social innovation. In this framework, the greatest social innovation consists in involving middle classes in emerging and developing countries for the promotion of good governance and for achieving MDGs
Gabriele M. Quinti
Italy
1) how to improve integration between WB operations and the WB activities carried out as a think tank/knowledge bank. 2) how to broaden the type set of WB interlocutors/clients by including, besides Governments (& private actors through IFC), also local authorities, research institutions and CSOs
Gora BEYE
Senegal
Have you got priority in agriculture for fighting against poverty?
hicham Filali
Morocco
Greetings My question is: is there any way of program by WB to moralise financial and economical transactions to make business and loans more human. Why there are no campaigns for free interest loans. In social solidarity. Thank you.
Rui Mineiro
Portugal
Hope I got my numbers right ! Question: To whom within the World Bank can I submit a project finance proposal? Comment: Congratulations and Energy. Thanks and Regards.
Taifur Sharif Chowdhury
Bangladesh
your organization said it has evidence about the Padma Bridge corruption of Bangladesh, but won’t tell us what are findings. If you are so sure about the complaint then why your organization wont reveal the story?
Dharma Raj KC
Nepal
Dear Mr. President, What kind of strategy do you have to support sustainable development of LDCs and how will integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation activities under the funding mechanism of WB for the better livelyhood in poor nations? Thank you.
Maren Larsen
United States
Dear Dr. Kim, Where will higher education fit into future World Bank investments in African development initiatives? (Twitter @mareninthecity)
Jaydevcraval
India
Is there any programme for development of desert area ?
Md Abdur Razzak
Bangladesh
Please consider the case of Padma Bridge. We are in need of that project.
HeeKyu Kwon
Korea, Rep.
Greeting to you. President Kim. It is very difficult to relat what i do every day to fighting for world poverty. As a citizen of developed country, what can I do to help beside donation or saving energy?
Mariusz Michał Kupczynski
United Kingdom
Good Morning Dr. Kim ! i would like to ask you about your personal vision for the future. Kind Regards Mariusz Michał Kupczyński
Zia
Pakistan
How students enjoyed a benifits from world bank?
Jaydevcraval
India
Is there any programme for development of desert area ?
ilias haque
Bangladesh
why stop the loan for padma bridge. please reconsider it
Brenda Masika Wamala
United States
The millenium development goals are a good initiative to eradicate poverty by the year 2015 however, if the funds are not monitored in the developing countries like Uganda, nothing will come of it due to the unchecked corruption.Funds need to be monitored all the way to their destination.
Dennis Etim Inyang-Mbekwe
Afghanistan
You can eradicate poverty by giving capacity and finance to poor ,which enhances their ability to add value to their produce locally so as to gain access to the global market place where it is needed.
Dennis Etim Inyang-Mbekwe
Nigeria
The most exciting innovation to me is the processes that turn subsistence activity to a job!
Dennis Etim Inyang-Mbekwe
Nigeria
How to Harness experiences from countries: 1. Conferences involving those that act as agent of change- a. Online b. Offline 2. Competition that shares critical information on how poverty was tackled 3. Nobel prize 4. Research grant
Dennis Etim Inyang-Mbekwe
Nigeria
Kim, What will be the key focus of your presidency at the World Bank?
Suman Kumari Sharma
Nepal
Please make a note that in my previous comments, Building of Necessary Infrastructure has been implicitly assumed as a key, thank you! Suman K Sharma, Ph.D. Nepal
mBAMFU Marshall
Congo, Dem. Rep.
We can figth poverty only by creating works in the world. In DRC for example, 95% of people are unemployed. In this contexte, can we hope figthing poverty? NEVER. So it first better to create job for people and give them GOOD salaries.
Elaine Mills
Jamaica
The World Bank seems to have a reputation for long hiring processes. Do you have any plans to address this aspect of the Bank's operations?
m.rajagopal
India
i thank you for seeking views from public.To eradicate poverty,population in actual number is agitatating countries like india and eroding natural resources.Country policies need to be examined about the efforts made to reduce the population by WB.
jubaer
Bangladesh
without paying a single penny how can you assume that there may be corruption in padma bridge?is it a narrow thinking of your instituition?
Tony Baker
United States
Welcome Dr. Kim. In recent years IDA financing for basic education has been drastically decreasing for Global Partnership for Education countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This emerging trend threatens to defeat the purpose of both institutions. What are your thoughts on how this can be rectified?
ALHASSAN MOHAMMED LAWAL
United States
i will like to know how i do get to loans from your bank to use and build Airport,Refinery,Hiv/Aids Hospital,School/College and this amenities are going to take place in Ogbogodo-Ojuwo Dekina Local Government Area Of Kogi State of Nigeria.Hope to hear from you.thank
Dale Lautenbach
South Africa
Jim, a warm welcome: The WB now operates in a world no longer defined cozily by the G8 but much more broadly by G20+ players. How does the Bank bring this into how it thinks about itself and how it does business effectively?
Dmitry Efimov
Russian Federation
Hi, Ms. President ! What is your opinion on role of local credit rating agencies in post-crisis period and what is your estimation of "big three" CRA activity in East Europe and Asia. Thanks and best regards.
Anuja Kar
United Kingdom
Congratulations! Despite World Bank’s effort in eradicating poverty and ensuring food security, poor governance has remained a key barrier in this context in most of the developing nations to curb high incidence of hunger and malnutrition. What is your view in this regard?
Vanel Beuns
United States
In response to the ongoing financial, economic and monetary crisis, there is a critical need for talented MBA professionals with Critical Thinking Skills and Emotional Intelligence to achieve results. About the World Bank ?
David Kafwamba
Zambia
Developing countries like Zambia have been so much dependent on monetary donations which are so susceptible to misappropriation. What deliberate steps will you take to ensure that we receive technological assistance to reduce over dependence on monetary borrowing from the World Bank?
S. Holguin
United States
Congratulations on becoming the new World Bank Group president! To eradicate poverty, I believe the World Bank should invest more in technological innovations in water irrigation.
Amzad Chowdhury
United States
Congratulation Dr Jim Kim as the new president of the world bank.Is there any option or chance to reconsider the Padma bridge (of Bangladesh) financing from world bank?
martin edwards
United States
How are you going to prevent overlaps and duplication with the IMF moving forward?
Emelia Agyei
Ghana
Congratulations Dr. Kim. I wish you the best at your new office. I know together the world economic would improve. I'll do my best to contribute to this, in a very small way though.
Agustin Peña
Mexico
THE QUESTION IS: HOW CAN WE AS REGULAR CITIZENS HELP ACHIVE THE WB GOALS, HOW CAN I AND MY COMUNITTY NGO’S PARTICIPATE WITH THE WB TO FIGHT POVERTY?
Manjunath
India
Hi Dr.Kim Is there any future projects that helps eradicating the corruption and poverty in india?
Razaq mallah
Pakistan
Sir, i belong to sindh, the education level of sindh is in dangrous situation. Most of the schools are closed, the fudel lords made then theirs place of sitting. Our govrnment does not action agains them. We ask u that which action u take against the sindh govt.?
Andre Seno Urbina
Philippines
Trickle down economics takes too long; how can we speed up economic development and make it more inclusive in countries like the Philippines?
Adriana
Mexico
which should be the government's strategy to accurately provide health, education and in general public goods and services to 123,994 communities in Mexico that have less than 50 inhabitants?
Amanda
United States
When do you think the Iraqi Dinar will revalue to become a tradeable currency for the Iraqi people? Do you think it will R/V soon?
Sandra Lombardo
Panama
Would you be interested to partner up with an international organization In the development of green initiatives in support of humanitarian projects and programs?
Suman Kumari Sharma
Nepal
Help poor to help themselves by ensuring their participation. Besides building infrastructure, make sure implementation aspects are not compromised. Ensure regular M&E (independently) and incorporate the lessons learned while modifying the programs, strategies and approaches in years to come.
Krystal Claflin
United States
Why hasn't naked short selling been eliminated since we no longer have paper certs that require a 3-day delivery time? How do we bring back accountability and transparency to the common shareholder?
서예지
Korea, Rep.
안녕하세요? 저는 대한민국 경기도 고양시에 살고 있는 서예지 입니다. 먼저 김용 세계은행 총재가 되신것을 정말 축하드립니다! 세계은행총재가 한국인이라는 것이 무척이나 자랑스럽습니다. 앞으로 한국을 위해서도 많은 힘써주세요!
Lakshmi Devi
India
How can the developing countries like India deal with the tonnes of waste that's produced by its cosmopolitan cities? Does the bank advise the government on waste management?
Joseph
Afghanistan
Hello I'm joseph frm south west in Nigeria, pls is there any provission or assistance that World Bank going to render for Nigeria in order to eradicate poverty? Bcs the rate of poverty is going higher every year
Md Ashikur Rahman
Australia
World Bank needs to support 'micro-credit' for the welfare of the poorest people.
Muhammad Shawkat Alam
Bangladesh
Is there any plan to up date HR Policy so that people of 3rd world country like Bangladesh can avail country quota for recruitment?
UWAYEZU PIERRE CLAVER
Rwanda
Dear sir,the development includes many different field strengthening including career building,so in which way can i get traineeship from your organisation? thanks.
mike murimi
Kenya
the best ways to eradicate poverty in developing world is coming up with proper policies that will ensure development of infrastructure.i
Spencer Francis
Grenada
Dr.Kim, Congratulations on your appointment as President ofthe World Bank Group.Thanks to the bank for its'assistance to Grenada, in implementing the new social safety net project-Support for education, empowerment and Development (S.E.E.D).
Kristian Whillans
Canada
I am excited about the possibilities Dr. Kim represents for eliminating poverty from the ground up. I am an adamant supporter of educational development and hope the World Bank begins a long term focus on working with organisations that are leaders in the field such as the Global Education Fund.
Anas Hamdan Abdel Wally Eljack
Sudan
Hi ,Can I find an opportunity for a master in health economics funded by the world bank?
Mathew Vicknair
United States
Since there is no single silver bullet for eradicating poverty, how will you combine the different offered solutions by various NGOs and MGOs (such as microloans and family planning) to address poverty in a different way than your predecessors, and how can ordinary people help?
Zubaid
Bangladesh
What is the future of different projects at Bangladesh which are financed by WB as govt. is campaigning against WB.
Patricia Velazquez
Nicaragua
What future plans do you have for 3rd world country such as NIcaragua? How a powerful person like you can help poor people from This country that lacks of so many privileges especially food to feed their family members?
Shamim Ahmed
Bangladesh
World Bank failed to prove any allegation against Bangladesh government, however there is evidence that World Bank was pursuing for a corrupted Chinese construction farm and now your last President cancelled the 1.2 billion loan for our Padma Bridge which is a shame.
Carolina Velazquez
Nicaragua
Dr. Kim How a powerful person like you helps country under corrupt governments like in Latin America?
fakos olamide sodiq
Nigeria
how can the world bank assist in combating the various problems such as poverty,kidnapping,crime,unemployment etc in nigeria?
zahid chaudhary
United Kingdom
congratulation JIM, like to send some suggestion for worldwide developement. thanks zahid chaudhary
Funda
Turkey
What type of measures do you consider to take in order to monitor and prevent corruption cases in distribution and utilization of WB funds? How will you make sure that the funds are utilized by the right persons and in the right direction, ie eradication of poverty?
Neela
United States
How can we improve women's lives? Better education, self empowerment ?
Bongs
Canada
What is the thinking at the WBG with regard to recent proposals by the UN that foreign aid be subjected to some level of taxation?
rajendra kumar agrawal
India
Respected Sir, congratulations and namaskar! Is some new road map to eradicate poverty is being prepared ?
Azad
Bangladesh
congratulations. We, the people of developing countries, are looking forward to see your pragmatic and wise decision in eradication poverty in this region.
Mr.Enamul
Bangladesh
When the legal authority of Bangladesh unlawfully and forcibly stooped the world Bank registered poverty reduction project and the terrorist wanted to killed me for cover that crime how i will get help from the bank
Jimmy Ng Cheong
Australia
Congratulations Dr Kim. Best way eradicating poverty is to reach poorest at the grassroots levels and cut funding to corrupt govt. Secondly promoting schools of Entrepreneurship & provide seed funding for startups. Thirdly invite think tanks on conceptual innovative proposals.
Mulu Bekele
United States
Justice for Balck group has petitioned the Bank's to appoint an independent commission to investigate the Bank's Tribunal summary rejection of all racial discrimination cases. Would the Bank meet their demand?
Roger Martin
United Kingdom
Population ignored at Rio FAO session.Niger: world-highest growth;can't feed 16m;projected 55m 2050;till pop stabilises,only running to stand still;so family planning etc top priorities.Will Bank break taboo on stable pops as essential for sustainability?
Maudi Welles
Norway
Please, can you protect the coffeecooperations? We heard that the worldbank wanted to forbid such cooperations. We hope you will allow the coffeefarmers to work together in the positive way they do and deliver fantastic coffee for a honest price.
Rochelle Buenviaje
Canada
As a global health specialist, would we expect more focus overlooked cost-effective life-saving programs (HIV/Tuberculosis, sanitation, child/maternal health)? They have so many breakthroughs and need support. btw you rocked that Dartmouth Idol performance!
Milot Krasniqi
Kosovo
Dear President Jim, What do you think are the chances that a great depression will occur again? Thank you in advance. All the best, Milot Krasniqi
Dr. Madan K. Dahal
Nepal
Do you have any alternative but special program to effectively fight poverty and terrorism ensuring peace, stability and prosperity in developing nations especially in South Asia?
Matthew Carr
United States
How can you ensure a fair and equitable distribution of the bank's resources that will promote economic vitality in developing nations?
Katya
Russian Federation
How to ensure that growth is inclusive? Is there a common understanding of the "inclusive growth" by different countries and stakeholders?
moon shaheen
Pakistan
sir,it is my pleasure to see you...i would like to draw your special attention towards the very very .poor condition of the moslims of burma.they have no shelter no food even no scurty of life.....50,000people killed there without any reason ,but they where poor,week .
Max
Canada
Congradulations on your appointment Doctor Kim! Under your leadership, what will be the Bank's plan on improving maternal health services in the Sub-Saharan region?
Chimwemwe Bandazi
Malawi
1- How do you plan to implement the strategy for Africa in addressing the development challenges being faced in Africa? 2- Do you think poverty is something that can be ended? 3- Do you think World Bank strategy for Africa is sufficient to address the development problems in Africa?
hyeseung wee
Korea, Rep.
Dear Mr. Kim I am working on my doctoral paper on immunization with worldbank data. It is really helpful as I can get 216 countries' data at worldbank. However, the country format is not unified with WHO data format. If possible. I hope Worldbank and WHO use same country name format.
otema solomon gabriel
Uganda
my name is otema and am a civil engineering student at makerere and am wandering which kind of procedure the world bank uses to vet its workers and are there also internship and job opportunities for people of ma caliber? thank u
马玉
China
中国现在处于高速发展的状态,经济增长飞速,但是由于只顾经济发展,对于道德和文化的建设并没有过多的涉及,所以导致现在在中国国内出现很多道德败坏的案例,请问金行长,作为新时代年轻的我们,怎么样从经济上去建设一个有文化有道德的大国呢,我自己有一套方案,但是不知道您是否了解,就是以中国国有的大公司为起点,以点攻面,建设文化道德优秀的公司,让中国文化在商业上的腾飞,具体的过程,如果有机会,可以见见您这位大人物,我不知道您能不能收到,我只是想说下当代年轻人的心声
Vanel Beuns
United States
In 2012, the ongoing global financial, economic and monetary crisis clearly shows a critical shortage of effective global leaders. How to build a robust pipeline of diverse talented MBA professionals with expert-knowledge of Global Affairs for senior-level roles at the World Bank ?
Agya
Nepal
How will the WB's work on global health be different during your tenure?
Marco Gomes
Canada
The WB has improved tremendously in working with CSO's organizations and making certain that it follows a transparency policy that is effective and aligned within the interest of both constituencies. what do you think is working well? and what do you think needs improvement or better collaboration?
Md. Omar Faruque
Bangladesh
Do u think that by canceling the Padma Bridge Project of Bangladesh, u have taken a stand against the peoples of Bangladesh instead of the few persons who made corruption and the government in power !