Comments on: The ideal nominee for World Bank president http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/22/the-ideal-nominee-for-world-bank-president/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: traduceri romana daneza http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/22/the-ideal-nominee-for-world-bank-president/comment-page-1/#comment-53358 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:52:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12569#comment-53358 whoah this blog is great i love studying your articles. Keep up the good work! You realize, many people are looking round for this information, you could help them greatly.

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By: Abulili http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/22/the-ideal-nominee-for-world-bank-president/comment-page-1/#comment-37240 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 08:56:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12569#comment-37240 FifthDecade, that clarifies, thanks. I would suggest that while education is indeed paramount, “the way forward” in eliminating corruption, as you suggest, is not just education, but a firm grounding in ethics. That is arguably even harder to achieve, but may be driven locally and rely less on foreign tutoring, which should restrict itself to technical assistance if certain conditions (in terms of accountability and cooperation) are met.

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By: FifthDecade http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/22/the-ideal-nominee-for-world-bank-president/comment-page-1/#comment-37235 Fri, 23 Mar 2012 01:51:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12569#comment-37235 @ Abulili OK, you got me, I was being slightly mischievous here! It would be good if 3rd world corruption could be cleaned up, and certainly the influence the World Bank has had over the last 30 years on insisting loans are tied to charging for education has made a significant contribution to how ignorant many of the world’s poor are today, so by the same logic, maybe getting someone in from the 3rd world as boss of the WB to fight corruption might end up actually having the opposite effect too.

I was basically disagreeing with Felix… but it was rather subtle, I admit.

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By: crocodilechuck http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/22/the-ideal-nominee-for-world-bank-president/comment-page-1/#comment-37231 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:18:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12569#comment-37231 Alea and Danny_Black above: +1

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By: Bernanke http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/22/the-ideal-nominee-for-world-bank-president/comment-page-1/#comment-37219 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:04:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12569#comment-37219 A 2000 word answer to a simple question? Sounds like she talks too much.

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By: SamVaghar http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/22/the-ideal-nominee-for-world-bank-president/comment-page-1/#comment-37217 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:23:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12569#comment-37217 Felix,
Insightful piece, and I strongly believe Jeffrey Sachs is the best fit for the post. He has made invaluable contributions at the international level (through the UN, WB, Global Fund), and I can think of no one who will add more to the World Bank as a convener and visionary. I hope he receives the US nomination.

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By: worm600 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/22/the-ideal-nominee-for-world-bank-president/comment-page-1/#comment-37215 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:55:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12569#comment-37215 Felix,

If Ngozi is such a great candidate, why can’t the US simply agree on a non-American like her and call it a day? They get a solid President, win kudos for not pushing the issue for reasons of vanity, and everyone goes home happy.’

Honest question – it doesn’t seem like something you contemplate in the above.

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By: Abulili http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/22/the-ideal-nominee-for-world-bank-president/comment-page-1/#comment-37212 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:26:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12569#comment-37212 Fifth Decade, I have huge respect for your comments, but this one left me puzzling: “There’s too much corruption in developing countries so a good candidate from that sector who could clean it up could be good”. What makes you think a WB president, from a developing country or otherwise, “could clean it up”? Do we have any solid evidence of corruption fighting measures not entirely driven from a domestic constituency being successful, much less those insisted upon by a development agency? Especially given the board of this particular development agency?

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By: FifthDecade http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/22/the-ideal-nominee-for-world-bank-president/comment-page-1/#comment-37209 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:58:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12569#comment-37209 There’s too much corruption in developing countries so a good candidate from that sector who could clean it up could be good; on the other hand, you run the risk of promoting one of the sympathisers of that cockeyed status quo.

Whoever the person eventually in post, I hope they lose this counter-developmental requirement for aid to depend on children paying for their education, a rule insisted on by the US decades ago the results of which have been less education and more turmoil in Africa. It could also be argued it results in more child labour, lower literacy, and has given an opening to Africa for the Chinese way of doing things.

Education is the way forward, ignorance and ideology are backward looking and should be rejected out of hand.

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By: Abulili http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/03/22/the-ideal-nominee-for-world-bank-president/comment-page-1/#comment-37205 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:16:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12569#comment-37205 I might have missed it from a previous post by Felix – but what should be the agenda of the ideal WB president, according to Felix? And in what way would Ngozi be ideally suited for THAT agenda? I’m really curious.

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