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The World Bank Group's Mission to End Extreme Poverty: A Conversation with President Jim Kim

October 03, 2016 | 18:00 ET, 22:00 GMT

Ahead of the WBG/IMF Annual Meetings being held in Washington, DC from October 7-9, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim will set out his vision for ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity. He will speak about the links between growth, poverty and inequality, the changing face of poverty, and the role the World Bank Group can play in continuing the remarkable story of progress in global development. He will address the global challenges that threaten to derail this progress, and the path to achieving the scale of change necessary to achieve the organization’s twin goals in a sustainable way.

Following an introduction by Brookings President Strobe Talbot, Jim Yong Kim will deliver his speech, then will engage in a conversation with Kemal Derviş, Vice President and Director for the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings. Questions and answers will be fielded at the conclusion.

Speakers

Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development

President, The Brookings Institution

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

President, World Bank Group