DR. KIM: [In progress] … I've been watching Cote d'Ivoire very closely and we know that not only is the situation here getting better but we know that 40 percent of the economy of the entire Region is based In Cote d'Ivoire.
The success of Cote d'Ivoire is critical to the success of the entire Region. I would say it's critical to the success of all of Africa.
I'm here today because at the World Bank we're very focused on jobs. The World Development Report this year will be on jobs, and one of the areas where we need to pay special attention is jobs for young people. These are model programs. I was very inspired in listening to the stories of some of the young people, some of them ex-combatants who've now chosen a different path. They've chosen the path of education and of hope.