Jim Yong Kim Formally Selected to Head World Bank

By: Monday April 16, 2012 11:35 am

Form held today, as the US choice for President of the World Bank was formally adopted as the new leader. In a vote of member states, Dr. Jim Yong Kim won election to the Presidency, beating out his chief rival, Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former World Bank managing director. Dr. Kim, 52, will take over [...]

The Critiques Against Jim Young Kim, Both Good and Bad

By: Tuesday March 27, 2012 12:36 pm

The backlash against Jim Yong Kim, President Obama’s choice for the World Bank, has begun. A couple pieces in the Financial Times make the case. One, from Ed Luce, at least has some merit. Luce argues that the selection was a break from the past, but not enough of a break, because truly, the US [...]

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