Comments on: Why Jim Yong Kim won’t change the World Bank http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/09/why-jim-yong-kim-wont-change-the-world-bank/ 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: MrRFox http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/09/why-jim-yong-kim-wont-change-the-world-bank/comment-page-1/#comment-37784 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 07:08:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=13066#comment-37784 @PerKurowski – Are you familiar with this Anglo-Saxon turn of phrase –

“He who pays the piper gets to call the tune.”

The biggest chunk of WB money comes to it from the pockets of US taxpayers. Whatever they want is, by definition, the right thing to do, isn’t it?

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By: PerKurowski http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/09/why-jim-yong-kim-wont-change-the-world-bank/comment-page-1/#comment-37755 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:46:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=13066#comment-37755 Ever since I was an Executive Director at the World Bank, 2002-2004, I have publicly held that what has no representation at all in the World Bank, is the World at large. The Executive Directors represent the parochial interest of geographical bound countries, and so it is only rational to allow its President to represent the World.

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By: DanHess http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/09/why-jim-yong-kim-wont-change-the-world-bank/comment-page-1/#comment-37729 Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:58:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=13066#comment-37729 “For that reason alone the president of the World Bank should not be a US citizen”

Huh? So Americans should be barred from post?

Felix, if you despise America that much, you are free to leave. You represents a strange kind of America-hating immigrant that previous generations of immigrants would never have understood.

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By: JAMESBROOKS88 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/09/why-jim-yong-kim-wont-change-the-world-bank/comment-page-1/#comment-37702 Mon, 09 Apr 2012 15:13:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=13066#comment-37702 KIM FINALLY GAVE AN INTERVIEW (IN PORTUGUESE IN FOLHA DE SAO PAULO)! It shows that it was a good idea not to let him do this, as his patent unsuitability for the job shines through. Translated version follows:

I was born in a poor country and will be a link between the U.S. and emerging
Folha de S. Paul | World
April 6, 2012

ISABEL FLECK

INTERVIEW JIM YONG KIM, 52

Likely future president of the World Bank, Korean-American doctor praises Brazilian anti-AIDS program

The fact that it was carried with only five years on the U.S. country where he grew up and got citizenship after-did not make Jim Yong Kim, 52, American candidate for president of the World Bank, lost his identity with the developing world.

This is what the virtual next president of the institution maintains, after receiving support from Europe and Japan for the post, which many argue is filled by a citizen of the emerging world.

Kim competes with two representatives from developing countries: the Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and former Finance Minister Jose Antonio Ocampo of Colombia.

“I was born in Korea [South], I left the country while still in a state of poverty. Grew up in the U.S., but I know deeply what is living in poverty,” he said in an exclusive interview to Folha, in Brasilia, where he finished a tour for emerging and developing countries-Japan more

In the campaign, the candidate declined to talk about thorny issues such as the impact of protectionism of big savings and financial market regulation.

Folha – It is great pressure for the next World Bank president is the emerging and developing countries. The sr. believes that this group represents?

Jim Yong Kim – I was born in Korea [South], d eixei the country while he was still living in poverty, and my parents were refugees, my father, North Korea, and my mother, the war.

I grew up in the U.S., but I know deeply what is living in poverty. I worked most of his life in developing countries in Latin America-Peru, Mexico, and also in Africa. My career can be a bridge between U.S., Europe, emerging and developing countries in Africa.

The other two candidates have more experience in finance and economics, key issues for the World Bank. As a doctor may be a better option?

The main issues are the World Bank’s economic development and poverty reduction. So I’m very qualified, because most of my life I worked with it, not only health but social development, education, housing, gender equality.

In the book “Dying for Growth” (2000), you that the stimulus to economic growth helped boost world poverty. Ho do you see this relationship today?

The book was written based on data from the early 90s, and his specific argument is that growth can occur in a more inclusive way. At that time, there were policies that provide for the reduction of spending on health and other social areas.

But in 90 years the bank has changed its policy very significantly. Today there is a global consensus that we need to find ways to grow with inclusion.

How can the Brazilian experience help?

When I was assistant director-general of WHO, we watched the Brazilian experience of social inclusion in the program for HIV-AIDS. It was exactly what we needed in Africa.

In the case of the bank, which I think is important to continue looking great innovations, and Brazil have strong examples of how to achieve growth with social inclusion. And the World Bank can do this important job of presenting the work done in Brazil and other developing countries to the rest of the world.

Some specific program may serve other countries?

What I know is the most HIV-AIDS program. It was a classic case in which many people did not want this type of investment, and Brazil and was made an example for the rest of the world.

What were the main demands heard of Brazil?

I’ve been before in India and China and I think that emerging economies want more voice in the World Bank. What I heard, of Brazil, especially, is a desire to have even stronger role in the bank. This could occur in many forms, but it would be premature to give details.

The BRICs want to create their own development bank. He could be a threat to the World Bank?

The World Bank already has a good history of working with other development banks. If the database is created the BRIC countries, believe that the World Bank will work very closely with him.

What should the World Bank’s role in the advancement of emerging economies?

The World Bank still has an extremely important role. On my trip, I realized three things to look forward to working: First, jobs. Every country has a problem with that, and the bank has a key role in generating employment.

Another point is gender equality, and the World Bank to help improve maternal health, for example, which is also a problem of infrastructure.

Finally, I heard a lot about the importance of modernizing the bank. I had the experience of a major restructuring at Dartmouth College [where is dean] during crisis. So I have some experience in institutional reform.

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By: CDN_Rebel http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/09/why-jim-yong-kim-wont-change-the-world-bank/comment-page-1/#comment-37701 Mon, 09 Apr 2012 14:52:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=13066#comment-37701 Geez, did Jim Kim slap you around one day or something? This hard-on you have for attacking his candidacy is getting nutty at this point, and the straws you’re grasping at are weak at best. Saying once he’s perhaps not the best candidate: fine. Going on and on about it like this: fail. I guess all that’s left to add is a video with you flailing your arms about and then you can quit it?

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