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(Reuters) – With just five days to go for nations to put forward nominees to lead the World Bank, there are few signs the United States has finalized its choice to lead the global development lender. The United States has held the presidency of the Bank since its founding after World War Two, while a [...]

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By David Frum (CNN) – For the record, I’m not a leading fan of the economist Jeffrey Sachs. But even from the “away” team benches, you have to salute the audacity of his latest adventure. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, has nominated himself to be president of the World Bank. He has launched a political campaign [...]

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By Caroline Hepker For almost 70 years, the head of the World Bank has been an American, chosen by the US president. The bank’s sister organisation, the International Monetary Fund – created at the same time in the wake of World War II – has similarly always been led by a European. That tradition is [...]

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By Phil Thornton and Thierry Ogier Economist Jeffrey Sachs last night laid out his credentials to take over the reins at the World Bank, in an exclusive interview with Emerging Markets, as Uruguay threw its weight behind his candidacy. Sachs, head of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and a long-time debt and poverty campaigner, [...]

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By Veronica Smith (AFP) WASHINGTON — US lawmakers pressed President Barack Obama to nominate economist Jeffrey Sachs as the next World Bank president as the White House scrambled to pick a different candidate ahead of next week’s deadline. In a letter to Obama, 27 fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives said that Sachs, whose [...]

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By Mark Gongloff Jeffrey Sachs would like to be your World Bank president. It’s probably not going to happen, for better or worse. But simply by asking for the job, Sachs has already done the World Bank a service. That’s because his campaign is throwing a little light on a cloistered selection process badly in [...]

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WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic lawmakers in the US Congress Friday pushed President Barack Obama to name renowned American economist Jeffrey Sachs as the next World Bank president. Sachs, whose self-declared candidacy has drawn a number of endorsements from around the world, has the leadership skills for the job, 27 members of the House [...]

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I am seeking to be president of the World Bank because I believe that with a good strategy, the bank can help solve many of the world’s biggest challenges, including violent conflicts in impoverished regions, sustainable food and energy supplies and economic growth and jobs in both poor and rich countries. Let me explain why [...]

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By  Tom Buerkle Look at most major development issues over the past 30 years, and chances are Jeffrey Sachs has been in the thick of the action. The Columbia University economist crafted a plan that enabled Bolivia to end hyperinflation in 1985, preached “shock therapy” to governments in Poland and Russia in the early ‘90s to [...]

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