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Nominations For Next World Bank President Open Feb. 7; Group Plans To Have New Leader In Place For Spring Meetings

Devex: Nominations for new World Bank president to open Feb. 7
“The hunt for the next president of the World Bank will kick off next month and will be ‘open, merit-based, and transparent,’ according to the institution’s board of executive directors. Nominations for the bank’s next leader will officially open on Feb. 7 and close on March 14, according to a statement published Thursday. The plan is to have a new president in time for the World Bank spring meetings in Washington, D.C., in April. … As news of [World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s] resignation spread, advocacy groups were swift to demand the selection process to be more ‘open, transparent, and merit-based’ than in previous years and called for the bank’s board to shake off the historic U.S. stronghold over the appointment process…” (Edwards, 1/10).