Comments on: Why Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala should run the World Bank A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: Vivian Hoetger Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:04:18 +0000 I must disclose this can be one particular great awareness. That certainly offers a organization the means to acquire in on the ground floor and definitely take part in making a thing special in addition to personalized thus to their requires.

By: netvet Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:13:20 +0000 I understand her credentials, but accusations, true or otherwise, of corruption swarm around Nigeria and her.

See: ileaks-okonjo-iweala-ferried-50-million- jobs-brother

Though she may vow to fight corruption, she needs to first distance herself from it.

I heard her speak at the WEF in 2007 or 2008, and she sounded quite isolationist, saying to leave Africa to the Africans. This is not what is needed for a leader of the World Bank.

Also, if she is such a great candidate, why is Nigeria not doing better, given their wealth of natural resources. Certainly, there is a large hurdle of corruption to overcome, but she has had more than enough time to do overcome this.

I fail to see why she is a better solution, other than she is not an American and she is an African, where much of the World Bank’s initiatives need to be focused. Is there not a better African, who is not saddled with accusations of corruption?

By: PerKurowski Sat, 31 Mar 2012 13:57:27 +0000 As a former Executive Director of the World Bank, 2002-2004, I support Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the presidency of the World Bank because I remember her, in the context of a very risk-adverse organization, as a person more willing to discuss new ideas in delicate issues than most of her peers. And also, when she left WB in order to be the Finance Minister of Nigeria, I was much impressed by her gutsiness.

This does of course not mean that any of the other two candidates, whom I do not really know well, would not be capable of doing that as well.

But if it is going to be an election on merit it is also important to ascertain that the Executive Directors of the World Bank, and who as I see it are personally responsible for their decisions at the board are not allowed to hide behind the skirts of a “my government instructed me so”.

For your information the articles of incorporation of the World Bank state that the Executive Director “shall be responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, and for this purpose, shall exercise all the powers delegated to them by the Board of Governors”.

By: MrRFox Sat, 31 Mar 2012 09:16:21 +0000 Nigeria needs Ngozi much more than the WB does, and much more than anybody needs the WB.