Is Jim Kim destroying the World Bank — or saving it from itself?
Jim Yong Kim, an idealistic Korean-American physician and anthropologist, helped organize a conference in Lima that was staged like a teach-in. Hundreds of shantytown residents met development experts and vented their anger with the World Bank. Over the next half decade, Kim would become a vociferous critic of the World Bank, even calling for its abolition. In a 2000 book, Dying For Growth, he was lead author of an essay attacking the "capriciousness" of international development policies.