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A woman with a boy walk in a flooded area on May 31 in Panthau, Northern Bahr al Ghazal, South Sudan. An estimated 63 per cent of the population in Northern Bahr al Ghazal is experiencing severe food insecurity. (Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images)

Treasury Takes Aim at Global Food Security Program

The Trump administration wants to dismantle another Obama-era development program.

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim speaks during a media briefing at IMF headquarters on April 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Trump Takes Aim at World Bank Over China Loans

The multilateral lender had somehow avoided the president’s anti-globalist ire. No longer.

TOPSHOT - The UN Security Council during an emergency meeting over North Korea's latest nuclear test, on September 4, 2017, at UN Headquarters in New York.
The UN Security Council on Monday opened an emergency meeting to agree to a response to North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test, as calls mounted for a new raft of tough sanctions to be imposed on Pyongyang. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR        (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Security Council Members Are More Likely to Receive World Bank Loans

A study shows that World Bank aid is vulnerable to geopolitical influence.

WASHINGTON - MAY 08:  An employee walks outside the World Bank headquarters May 8, 2007 in Washington, DC. Recent reports indicate that the global financial institution may soon resolve controversies surrounding its President Paul Wolfowitz.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

House Bill Would Decimate World Bank Funding

The proposed bill slashes more than half a billion dollars, or almost half of U.S. funding for the organization.

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Uzbekistan Forced Labor Linked to World Bank Projects, Advocates Say

A new report from Human Rights Watch and Uzbek activists alleges the continued use of forced and child labor in harvesting the Central Asian country’s cotton crop.

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Even China-Backed Development Bank Won’t Touch Coal Projects

The World Bank rival says it will only fund environmentally-friendly projects.

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Trump Treasury Nominees Aren’t Partial To IMF Bailouts

That doesn’t bode well for Greece, which appears to be hurtling toward another default.

Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) applauds on May 23, 2016 during the World Humanitarian Summit family photo session in Istanbul.
The over 60 heads of state and government gathered for the two-day summit convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will have to defeat considerable scepticism that the event will turn into a well-intentioned but fruitless talking shop.
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Why the World Humanitarian Summit Meeting in Turkey Really Does Matter

John Norris told Foreign Policy readers that the Istanbul conference would be irrelevant. It wasn’t.

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Is Jim Kim Destroying the World Bank — or Saving it From Itself?

The good doctor Kim is out to salvage the bank's global relevance. But his radical reforms have critics calling for his head.

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Greece’s Debt Crisis Arrives in Foggy Bottom

Greece and its creditors are bringing their debt standoff to Washington.

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IMF Sees the World Economy Heading The Wrong Way

The IMF projects the global economy is headed south.

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Tiny Kosovo Faces a Big Energy Dilemma

The energy-starved Balkan nation needs a new power plant. But is dirty brown coal the best way to build the economy?

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The Exchange: What Do Margaret Thatcher and Genghis Khan Tell Us About the Future of Globalization?

Jeffrey E. Garten and Robert Zoellick on refugees, women, and the connected world.

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Are Women Still Disconnected From The Connected World?

2011 Global Thinker Robert Zoellick and Jeffrey E. Garten discuss the future of emerging markets, gender equality, and the cyclical nature of globalization.

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