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Education for Growth and Prosperity: A Keynote Speech by President Jim Yong Kim

February 13, 2017 | 08:15am

No country or community has prospered without an educated population. Education is key for economic growth, competitiveness, and social cohesion. It is also the foundation for innovation and development, and opens the way for lifelong opportunities, which are essential for long-term peace and stability. In our rapidly changing world, the nexus of business, government, and education will be critical to build thriving societies. 

At the World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai, the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will discuss how countries can channel policy, markets, and learning into growth and prosperity for their people.


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

Former President, World Bank Group

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