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Questions from a high school student for Robert Zoellick

April 6, 2011

The Thomson Reuters Newsmaker with World Bank President Robert Zoellick is happening today, April 6, at 2:15 p.m. You can watch the live interview right here on Reuters. com. In the meantime, we’ve had a bunch of questions from our readers, including a high school student, whose questions are below.

This past year I represented Australia on the World Bank at the National High School Model United Nations conference, and accordingly I learned much about the World Bank and its functioning in the international stage. Here are my questions:

  1. Since the World Bank’s primary goal is to reduce global poverty, what advances has the World Bank achieved recently in order to support the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? Has the global economic recession effected the World Bank’s targets for achieving the MDGs?
  2. As the international community begins to emerge from the global financial crisis, what are the World Bank’s plans to help promote a more stable and prosperous global economy,while continuing to support economic growth for vulnerable populations?

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