We are thrilled to hear of Jim Yong Kim’s selection by the 25-member panel of the World Bank. Our excitement stems from our understanding of Jim as a leader and his legacy to date. It comes from seeing the potential for progress and change that Kim’s appointment holds—what it means for the world for the next 10 years and beyond.
Jim’s passion and brilliance inspire a diverse group of stakeholders to commit and work to discover new ways to deliver services to those in need.
As our mentor at the Global Health Delivery Project, Jim inspired us to build to a foundation for the field of global health delivery. He created one of the few partnerships between the Harvard Business School and Medical School and garnered amazing amounts of support for the initiative. Jim’s legacy has led to over 25 teaching case studies being used in classrooms around the world. The growing case collection, complete with thorough analytical teaching notes for instructors, is open to all at no cost via Harvard Business Publishing.
Though we are just a small piece of his legacy, we have seen Jim’s vision shape the development of the next generation of global health managers. We are inspired by Jim’s selection, as a nod, that health care delivery can serve as a stimulus for economic development. We believe that under Jim’s leadership, we will see an inclusive, open World Bank generating greater value for those in need.
Julie Rosenberg Talbot, MPH contributed to this post.