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Jim Kim's first year as World Bank president: Oxfam quote
This week marks one year in office for Jim Yong Kim as president of the World Bank.
Raymond Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America said:
"Jim Kim has declared his intent to re-focus the World Bank on ending poverty and tackling inequality, a clear and noble vision. Yet, Kim’s success or failure will hinge on real results—whether he can mobilize the World Bank to deliver positive change for the poorest in the world."
Caroline Hooper-Box, Oxfam Media advisor
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