The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have been under increasing scrutiny as the scale of globalization grows and the world’s citizens become increasingly aware of the institutions’ influence. The president of the World Bank joins Diane to talk about the work of the World Bank and to address a range of concerns, including human rights, environmental protections, the political forces in emerging democracies, and more.
- James Wolfensohn President of the World Bank
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