World Bank Lobbies for Capital Boost Despite Trump’s Budget Cuts

Bloomberg, Mar 21, 2017
by Andrew Mayeda & Omar Mohammed

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said it’s important the U.S. vote to replenish the development lender’s capital even after President Donald Trump proposed slashing foreign aid.

“For us to not get a capital increase and step back from middle-income countries, we think will be bad for the world,” Kim said in an interview in Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. “For emerging market economies, generally, getting access to capital has been difficult.”

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