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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.

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World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim co-founded Partners in Health, a medical nonprofit, in 1987.



As the world’s poorest people access the web through smartphones, their life satisfaction is increasing – alongside their economic aspirations. Will these aspirations end in frustration, or will they drive new economic growth? Today, two billion people endure “fragility, conflict and violence.” Most of the globe’s poor will face these conditions by 2030. Thus, society must offer the poor more opportunities to rise to new standards of living.

Consider the experiences of World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and his family: His mother carried her younger sister out of Seoul to flee the Korean War. Kim’s parents met...

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