- Former World Bank Director and Harvard Professor, John Briscoe, writes in the Hindu : “A time for India to stand up and be counted“
- Former World Bank Managing Editor, Kevin Rafferty, in the Japan Times, writes : “Don’t dance to U.S. tune on World Bank presidency”
- The New York Times editorial: “Leading the World Bank”
- Patrick Brennan, in the well known conservative National Review magazine, writes: “Wrong Man for the Job : Brilliant in global health, Jim Yong Kim is unsound on economics.”
- Felix Salmon of Reuters writes: ” Why Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala should run the World Bank”
As we closed the World Bank president poll this week, over 15,000 people had voted for their favourite developing country candidate.
The result? Well, our friends in Indonesia came out in force, resulting in a landslide victory for Sri Mulyani Indrawati, an Indonesian economist and one of the current Managing Directors of the World Bank Group, who beat her opponents with a staggering 87% of the votes.