“The fact that more than a billion people live on less than a $1.25 a day in 2013 is a stain on our moral conscience. We must help lift people out of poverty without delay, without prejudice, no matter the circumstance, no matter the locale.” World Bank President Jim Kim, Oct. 1, 2013. As the largest global multilateral development organization the World Bank Group (WBG) is, and will remain, central to global efforts to eliminate extreme poverty. Where the Bank goes, others often follow. As such, its annual meetings are crucial in determining global trends in fighting poverty and supporting development. This year’s meeting, taking place next week in Washington D.C., will be particularly important because the Bank is undergoing it’s first major restructuring in a decade.