Jim Yong Kim to set World Bank vision to end extreme poverty by 2030

Ahead of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim will set out his vision for ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity.

This year’s meetings will take place in Washington, DC, October 7-9, 2016.

Kim will speak about the links between growth, poverty and inequality, the changing face of poverty, and the role the World Bank Group can play in continuing the remarkable story of progress in global development. He will address the global challenges that threaten to derail this progress, and the path to achieving the scale of change necessary to achieve the organization’s twin goals in a sustainable way.

Following an introduction by Brookings President Strobe Talbot, Jim Yong Kim will deliver his speech, then will engage in a conversation with Kemal Derviş, Vice President and Director for the Global Economy and Development Programme at Brookings.

The number of people living in extreme poverty has more than halved since 1990, according to the World Bank infographic released on Sunday.