15 Oct 2012

Faster end to poverty urged

12:28 pm on 15 October 2012

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim is calling for a faster end to extreme poverty.

He says Europe's debt crisis is threatening growth and jobs in developing countries and the World Bank must work harder to find solutions to these global challenges.

Dr Kim said his job is to help countries create jobs in the private sector, which is critical to alleviate poverty.