Race over, blog bows out. Until next time

With the dust settling after the first contested World Bank Presidential selection process, this blog will be bowing out. We hope we’ve added some transparency to a pretty intransparent process, and will definitely be back next time to demand more change, share ideas and open space for public debate.

The final word goes to the G24 group of developing countries at the World Bank.  This is from the communiqué they issued last Friday:

We recognize that for the first time in the history of the World Bank there was an open process for the selection of the President that involved a debate on the priorities and the future of the institution.

Future selection processes must build on this process, but must be transparent and truly merit-based.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Race over, blog bows out. Until next time

  1. IT WAS QUITE A WORTHWHILE CONTEST IN WHICH THE LOSER GOT A WELL DESERVED LOSS AND THE WINNER WON ON MERIT. MERIT, THOUGH IN MANY QUARTERS WERE WIDELY MISREPRESENTED TO MEAN PAPER QUALIFICATIONS AND LONG YEARS OF SERVICE AT THE EXPENSE OF CANDIDATES’ BACKGROUND, SINCERITY AND INTEGRITY. SOME COMMENTATORS ALSO LOST VIEW OF THE OBJECTIVE OF THE INSTITUTION WHICH IS INSCRIBED AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE WORLD BANK: “WORLD FREE OF POVERTY” HENCE THEY FAIL TO REALIZE THAT SUCH OBJECTIVE CANNOT BE ACHIEVED BY A CANDIDATE THAT HAS NO RECORD OF HUMANENESS AND DOES NOT COME FROM A BACKGROUND THAT WORKS FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY EVEN IN HER BACKYARD WHERE SHE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY BUT WOEFULLY FAILED TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THE UNDERPRIVILEGED; INDEED SHE ENTHRONES AND SPREADS POVERTY BY HER ECONOMIC POLICIES; POLICIES THAT ARE FRAUGHT WITH WIDESPREAD CORRUPTION.

  2. Not over yet!Kim’s leadership style must be discussed here.The blog shouldn’t just be busy only election period.

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