Hacking the World Bank on the Freakonomics Podcast

by Alan on February 22, 2015

Freakonomics just posted a great interview with the physician-anthropologist president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim. In it, he talks about changes in the bank’s approach to encouraging development. He also talks about how he used to want to shut down the bank (before it shifted mission and he became president) and their current foci on automatic thinking, social pressure and mental models to encourage change that leads to better overall well-being. It’s based on the great new WBG report, Mind, Society and Behavior. Check out their info graphic below for a nice summary introduction.


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