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Indus water dispute: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim calls Pakistan Finance Minister to discuss matter

Indus water dispute: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim calls Pakistan Finance Minister to discuss matter

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has called Pakistan Finance Minster Ishaq Dar to discuss the latter`s request to help settle the Indus water dispute, sources said.

IMF, World Bank call for measures to promote inclusive globalisation

IMF, World Bank call for measures to promote inclusive globalisation

 International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank leaders have called for measures to promote inclusive growth and resist anti-trade sentiments.

India ready to take larger share in World Bank: FM Jaitley

India ready to take larger share in World Bank: FM Jaitley

India strongly supports the capital increase in the World Bank, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said and expressed the country's readiness to take a larger share in the global lender than the dynamic formula.

World Bank unanimously reappoints President Jim Yong Kim for 2nd term

World Bank unanimously reappoints President Jim Yong Kim for 2nd term

The board of the World Bank has unanimously agreed to name Jim Yong Kim to a second term as president, the global lender announced Tuesday.

 

Bangladesh's Junaid Ahmad new World Bank head in India

Junaid Ahmad has become the World Bank's Country Director for India, replacing Onno Ruhl who served a four-year term based out of the national capital.

World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim heads for 2nd term as no other nominees

World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim heads for 2nd term as no other nominees

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim effectively won a second five-year term after nominations to lead the global development bank closed Wednesday with no other candidates proposed.

India a bright spot, pleased with progress under PM Modi: World Bank chief

India a bright spot, pleased with progress under PM Modi: World Bank chief

The World Bank Thursday appreciated developmental efforts under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the country has emerged as a "bright spot", as it has pitched for bettering its ranking in the ease of doing business index.

Raghuram Rajan a 'great' central bank governor: World Bank President

Raghuram Rajan a 'great' central bank governor: World Bank President

Describing Raghuram Rajan as a "great" central bank governor, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Thursday said he has been told by the Indian leadership that Reserve Bank will continue to have an independent head.

World Bank chief meets PM Modi, promises support to sustainable development

World Bank chief meets PM Modi, promises support to sustainable development

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Thursday promised "proactive" and "full support" to India's efforts for environmentally sustainable development as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for adequate climate change financing.

Aadhaar ID saving Indian govt about $1 billion per annum: World Bank

Aadhaar ID saving Indian govt about $1 billion per annum: World Bank

Hailing India's Aadhaar digital ID, the World Bank has said the initiative is estimated to be saving the government about USD 1 billion annually by curbing corruption as it underlined that digital technologies can promote inclusion, efficiency and innovation.

India on track to register entire population using Aadhaar: World Bank

India is on track to register its entire 1.25 billion population using its Aadhaar digital ID, the World Bank said today, which it said would help the government to promote the inclusion of disadvantaged groups in its welfare schemes. 

India cheers as Paris delivers ''historic'' climate accord

India cheers as Paris delivers ''historic'' climate accord

India immediately welcomed the pact, saying it was balanced and addressed most of its concerns.

Ready to help countries implement climate pact: World Bank

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Saturday welcomed the historic global climate agreement reached in Paris, saying the World Bank was ready to help countries deal with climate change.

 

World Bank sets USD 16 bn plan for climate fight in Africa

World Bank sets USD 16 bn plan for climate fight in Africa

The plan will be presented at COP21, the 12-day UN climate summit that opens Monday in Paris.

Development banks pledge USD 15 billion in new climate funds

Development banks including the World Bank have pledged an additional USD 15 billion a year by 2020 to fight climate change, taking the world closer to the clutch target of USD 100 billion, officials have said.

Extreme poverty to fall below 10%: World Bank

In 2012, that number stood at 902 million, or about 13 percent of the world population.

World needs more leaders like Narendra Modi: World Bank President

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on completion of one year of "visionary steps towards ending poverty" and said the world needs "more leaders like you".

World Bank chief hails PM Modi, says world needs 'more leaders like you'

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on completion of one year of "visionary steps towards ending poverty" and said the world needs "more leaders like you".

World Bank pledges $5 billion to improve education in poor nations

The World Bank unveiled plans on Monday to double its investment in public education over the next five years with the main focus on improving the quality of education rather than concentrating on boosting enrolment numbers.

World Bank extends support to Nepal

 Extending support to earthquake-hit Nepal, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has said the global body would help the Himalayan country in assessing the damage and reconstruction work.