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Oxfam D.C. Head Of Office Discusses World Bank President Kim’s Resignation, Legacy, Process For Selecting New Leader

Oxfam’s “From Poverty to Power”: World Bank President Jim Kim resigns: what’s his legacy and what happens next?
In this guest post, Nadia Daar, head of Oxfam International’s Washington, D.C., office, discusses World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s resignation and his legacy, as well as the selection process for the group’s next leader. She writes, “The person chosen through this selection process must be qualified: I’m crossing fingers for someone who has, among other qualifications, a demonstrated commitment to fighting poverty and inequality, with a commitment to human rights principles, who cares about the planet we’ll leave behind for future generations, who believes in multilateral cooperation, and who will put women and communities first. In my mind, that shouldn’t be a tall order for the leader of an institution mandated to fight poverty…” (Green, 1/10).