As Paul Wolfowitz clears his World Bank desk and trails more hints about his future, we are again putting this blog on ice. After very active and successful blogging on the Wolfowitz scandal and succession debates, a new Bank leader is about to take up office and normal Bank-tracking can resume through the multitude of websites and initiatives set up for the purpose.
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- Riverpath (David, Abi, Jane, Vicky) for their sterling web design and maintenance, including their rapid reactions during a couple of crises.
- Our team of bloggers. Some I’ve worked with for years in our NGO networks. Others I still have not met, including one who’s identity remains a mystery. The bloggers who have been writing with interesting noms de plume have taken certain risks in bringing you their breaking news and analysis and should be especially congratulated. The quality, quantity and rapidity of the posts has been excellent.
- All our readers: since we restarted on 12 April we have had 137,536 unique visitors and 61,748,521 hits.
Readers interested in tracking the World Bank under Zoellick would do well to consult the IFIwatchnet website, complete with documents, a calendar and a blog. IFIwatchnet also features a listing of over 80 groups worldwide which track the World Bank all or some of the time. Some other plans are also bubbling about further progressive blogging about global economic institutions and policies.
Until next time, good bye.