We need investments in safety nets, infrastructure, and small and medium-size companies to create jobs and to avoid social and political unrestWorld Bank pleads for 'vulnerability fund' Mar 09, 2009
We need investments in safety nets, infrastructure, and small and medium-size companies to create jobs and to avoid social and political unrestWorld Bank: World economy to shrink in '09 Mar 08, 2009
This is a time for Europe to come together to ensure that the achievements of the last 20 years are not lost because of an economic crisis that is rapidly turning into a human crisisWorld Bank, others, to fund $31B in loans Feb 27, 2009
This report presents necessary evidence and a compelling case for our client countries to reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards so that they can develop in sustainable and cost-effective wayWorld Bank lays out natural disaster plans Nov 12, 2010
Some economies have high savings and export led growth while others are fueling their consumption with debtEconomic Outlook: Currency, China, food Oct 08, 2010
Robert Bruce Zoellick /ˈzɛlɪk/ (German: ; born July 25, 1953) is the eleventh president of the World Bank, a position he has held since July 1, 2007. He was previously a managing director of Goldman Sachs, United States Deputy Secretary of State (resigning on July 7, 2006) and U.S. Trade Representative, from February 7, 2001 until February 22, 2005.
President George W. Bush nominated Zoellick on May 30, 2007 to replace Paul Wolfowitz as President of the World Bank. On June 25, 2007, Zoellick was approved by the World Bank's executive board.
Zoellick was born in Naperville, Illinois, the son of Gladys and William T. Zoellick. His family is of German origin and he was raised Lutheran. He graduated in 1971 from Naperville Central High School, graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1975 from Swarthmore College as a history major, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1981.