International Community Must Reject President Trump’s Choice For World Bank President, Opinion Piece Says

Washington Post: The World Bank must reject Trump’s nominee to lead it
John Podesta, chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, former counselor to President Barack Obama, and chief of staff to President Bill Clinton; and Kristina Costa, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress

“…President Trump’s candidate to run the World Bank, David Malpass, is unfit for the post. By the World Bank Group executive directors’ own publicly stated list of qualifications, Malpass is an undeserving candidate. … Malpass has a ‘proven track record,’ all right, but it’s not one that inspires confidence in his judgment. The bank’s executive directors additionally want a candidate with ‘the ability to articulate a clear vision of the World Bank Group’s development mission’ and ‘a firm commitment to and appreciation for multilateral cooperation.’ Malpass, the undersecretary of the treasury for international affairs, has articulated a vision that is diametrically opposed to the goals and tactics set out in the World Bank’s own strategic planning documents. … There will be other candidates for the position of World Bank president who will have global development experience, who will have a constructive vision for how the bank can contribute to eradicating global poverty, and who will believe in strengthening multilateralism. The World Bank directors must reject David Malpass — and empower developing nations to shape the future” (3/5).

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