Former VP: 'Culture of arrogance' is a problem at the World Bank

Reforms at the World Bank — particularly over the past year — have moved ever so steadily through a whirlwind of controversy. The institution’s President Jim Yong Kim remains adamant about the need for change.

“We needed to reorganize to make sure that the vast amounts of knowledge in our ranks can be spread and be used in any country that asks for our help in finding a solution to a development problem,” Kim said in an email to staff earlier this week in which he set the end of the fiscal year as the end date for reforms.

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    Jeff Tyson

    Jeff is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, DC, he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the United States, and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.