Plan B for Development – Podcast with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

February 09, 2018

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How should developing countries cope with new and emerging global challenges? How do we ensure they don't get left further behind?

These were some of the questions discussed at a recent CGD event, a conversation between World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim and CGD president Masood Ahmed. 

On this week’s podcast, we hear from Jim Kim on robots, blockchain, multilateralism, and development finance—including the critical role of private actors.

“There should be a new ethics of global development that includes the private sector, because it's the only way to get to the kind of volume we need to end poverty,” Kim said. To get there, he continued, multilateral development banks need to work together.

Hear more in the clip below.


This is also a special episode of the podcast—it's my last as host, as I am leaving CGD for a new role. Thank you for listening these past three years, and please stay tuned for more episodes of the CGD Podcast. 


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