David Malpass, the Trump administration’s World Bank nominee, has a reputation as a critic of the institution. Photo: Reuters
Daniel Wagner
Opinion

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The View by Daniel Wagner

Donald Trump’s pick to head the World Bank means US-China rivalry has a new front: development aid

  • Daniel Wagner says China continues to take World Bank aid despite its growth and the founding of alternative institutions like the AIIB. Trump’s nominee to lead the bank, David Malpass, may have been chosen to stop that

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David Malpass, the Trump administration’s World Bank nominee, has a reputation as a critic of the institution. Photo: Reuters
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Jim Yong Kim, who recently resigned as World Bank president, with Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, before the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative panel discussion during the IMF World Bank Group annual meetings at the IMF headquarters in Washington in October 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
Kevin Rafferty
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Kevin Rafferty

The World Bank still has a role to play if its next chief can transform it into a force for change

  • Kevin Rafferty says in a world where infrastructure funding and leadership on tackling climate change are still an urgent need, the World Bank must rid itself of undue government interference and set the agenda for the greater global good

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Jim Yong Kim, who recently resigned as World Bank president, with Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, before the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative panel discussion during the IMF World Bank Group annual meetings at the IMF headquarters in Washington in October 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
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