Progress in developing nations in war against poverty
International Monetary Fund chief Robert Zoellick will step down from hi s role this coming Spring with more than just a decent pension. According to Michae;l Gerson, he will leave behind an institution with an enhanced reputation and a greater sense of how to assist poor nations stand on their own.
“The whole enterprise of foreign assistance, in Zoellick’s view, requires an attitude adjustment in the developed world. The United States and Europe can’t be depended upon for models of responsible fiscal management or a sustainable social safety net. So developing nations increasingly are learning, not from us but from one another,” writes the Washington Post columnist.