Jim Yong Kim’s Korean parents moved to the United States to give their children opportunities unavailable in their homeland. As head of the World Bank, Kim aims to bring opportunity to all. Internet access provides the world’s poorest people a glimpse of a better life, says Kim, and meeting their rising aspirations and ending “extreme poverty” are lofty, yet attainable goals. getAbstract recommends this perspective from a main player on the world stage.
In this summary, you will learn
- How Internet access raises economic aspirations among the poor,
- What path led Jim Yong Kim to become president of the World Bank, and
- What strategies facilitate “shared prosperity” and end “extreme poverty.”
About the Speaker
World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim co-founded Partners in Health, a medical nonprofit, in 1987.