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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

The World Bank says 20 of the most troubled countries are making progress. Poverty has been reduced, more girls are being educated and fewer women are dying in childbirth. The good news came in a new report on the so-called Millennium Development Goal. But when looking at the world's poorest nations, much of the news remains discouraging. And with the U.S. and Europe still trying to recover from their own economic troubles, resources for the world's poor are even more strained. But Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank's president, believes it's possible to end extreme poverty.

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