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By Matthew Kavanagh, AIDS and Human Rights Activist The blogsophere and Washington rumor-mill are working overtime right now on the question of who might be the next president of the World Bank — whispers, rumors, and what the AFP just called a “brewing battle!” Will it be failed-Harvard President Larry Summers reborn yet again? Crusading economist Jeff [...]

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By Peter Schroeder A group of House Democrats are calling on President Obama to push Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, an economist and global poverty expert to serve as the next president of the World Bank. The coalition, led by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) argued that the global economic leadership position “has often been headed by [a] [...]

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by: Robert Naiman, Truthout | News Analysis President Obama has a historic opportunity to help reform the World Bank, by nominating development expert Jeffrey Sachs to be the World Bank’s next president. Sachs has said that as president he would sharpen the focus of the Bank on achieving the Millennium Development Goals for reducing poverty [...]

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By Mark Weisbrot Sachs understands how conditions imposed by the World Bank have harmed developing countries’ economies. He’d reform that The World Bank now has its first contested race for the president of the institution in 68 years. Economist Jeffrey Sachs has thrown his hat into the ring, and as of this week has been officially nominated by the [...]

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By Steven Mufson Some things are questions of etiquette: How to hold your fork. When to take off your hat. Not to touch the Queen of England until she extends her hand. One of the things that’s just not done is to campaign openly for the presidency of the World Bank. Such a campaign has [...]

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Jeffrey Sachs, a Professor of Economics at Columbia University, has said he wants to be the next president of the World Bank as the current head of the global lender is near the end of his five-year term. The US economist told Al Jazeera the global institution, which has the power to give money to [...]

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By Annie Lowrey WASHINGTON — A World Bank report shows a broad reduction in extreme poverty — and indicates that the global recession, contrary to economists’ expectations, did not increase poverty in the developing world. The report shows that for the first time the proportion of people living in extreme poverty — on less than [...]

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The World Bank was created in 1944, and its official goal is still to end poverty. You wouldn’t necessarily know that, though, by studying the succession of Wall Street bankers and career politicians who have led the international financial institution that provides billions of dollars of loans to developing countries. Their lack of expertise on [...]

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I am seeking to become president of the World Bank because I want to help make a difference in the fight against poverty. Many governments in Africa and elsewhere have expressed their support for my candidacy and I am seeking the support of my own government, the United States, as well. I am campaigning in [...]

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