WORLD BANK PRESIDENT JIM KIM
Sendai, Japan, was the site of the 2011 Tsunami. But the city was remarkably well prepared to deal with the disaster. World Bank president Jim Kim got a first hand impression during a visit in fall 2012
Plenty of people sent in questions to the World Bank during an “Open Forum” on the world’s food price crisis. Having social media in mind, I experimented with this video in order to leave the typical “Q&A” interview style featuring the World Bank President.
The filming had to happen within a 15 minute timeframe.
For this video, I asked participants of a conference to come to a mobile greenscreen during lunchbreak. They were given ten to twenty seconds to express their best idea to solve the crisis.
Data and development go hand in hand. While statistics might be boring at first sight, it can render intriguing insights into a society and help shape its future. This video was designed to highlight the topic of ‘data and development’ at the World Bank’s first “Open Forum”in 2010, an online talkshow.
Countries measure all sorts of economic activity but how do you integrate the value of nature in your GDP? How do you account for the loss of rain forests? What is the price tag of a glacier? I pulled experts who attended a conference at the World Bank’s headquarters into a TV studio and asked them to explain “green” accounting.