Jim Yong Kim said Thursday that emerging markets will experience slower growth in the near future.
"There are a lot of headwinds," the World Bank president told CNBC's "Squawk Alley." "A big part of it is the fact that commodity prices are down and continue to be down, and a lot of it has to do with the slowing growth rate in China."
Earlier on Thursday, the Caixin/Markit PMI index showed manufacturing in the region dropped to a new 6 1/2-year low of 47.2, ticking down from August's reading of 47.3 but still better than an earlier flash estimate of 47.
Kim also said that a possible Federal Reserve rate hike would limit the access to capital for emerging markets. "All these things are giving us a sense that growth will be slower globally, but especially in the emerging markets."