Jim Yong Kim’s sudden departure brought token regrets and faint praise from US President Donald Trump, without any hint as to who the successor will be. Photo: AP
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Who would want to take the helm of a World Bank that has lost its focus?

  • Bank is promoter of poverty reduction and social welfare, health care agency, economic and financial policy adviser and (only then) infrastructure builder
  • Founded in 1944 to finance post-World War II reconstruction, the institution has lost its identity and sense of purpose

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Jim Yong Kim’s sudden departure brought token regrets and faint praise from US President Donald Trump, without any hint as to who the successor will be. Photo: AP
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