Kosovo, a country of 1.8 million, suffers from an unemployment rate of 40 percent, according to the World Bank.
Stagnation has taken hold as the young nation experiences what some describe as the worst political and economic crisis since independence, prompting the largest mass exodus since the refugee crisis during the 1998-99 war. (Valerie Plesch/SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES)
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told a Washington forum Tuesday morning that he does not see the proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a rival to existing institutions such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, saying the need is far greater than any one institution can meet these days. (Associated Press)
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, a onetime anthropologist and former World Bank executive, will meet with President Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry to discuss possible changes to the timetable to withdraw the bulk of American troops. (Associated Press)
George Soros, chairman, Soros Fund Management, speaks during a forum "Charting A New Growth Path for the Euro Zone" at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta)
National Edition News cover for January 15, 2015 - George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hoping to spur new civil actions: FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2010 file photo, George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, speaks at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington. The smart money is split on Bank of America. Big hedge fund investors George Soros and John Paulson (not shown) are selling shares of Bank of America. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
In this file photo taken Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, Malala Yousafzai speaks about her fight for girls' education on the International Day of the Girl at the World Bank in Washington. Teenage activist Malala Yousafzai has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for her "heroic struggle" for girls' rights to education, it is announced Friday Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
INSIDE JOB: The World Bank, which usually has to defend itself from demonstrators outside during its annual meetings, got an unexpected revolt Tuesday when staff members gathered in the lobby to protest hefty bonuses for top managers and aggressive cost-cutting elsewhere.
The clash at the World Bank has gone public in recent days with a series of employee rallies — held in the bank's headquarters lobby just blocks from the White House — thrusting the institution into turmoil ahead of annual meetings starting Friday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks on "The Challenges Facing the Global Economy" ahead of the 2014 IMF/World Bank Annual meetings, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Georgetown University in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)