Despite sense of the inevitable, race for World Bank president goes on

Next week, the three candidates for the top spot at the World Bank will be interviewed with the final interview being conducted on April 11 with Jim Yong Kim, the heavy favorite.

Unlike in recent years, who should be appointed to lead the Bank is actually a matter under some discussion. The Economist recently weighed in its support for Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, contending that her experience in developing nations would be an advantage. Ngozi also received some positive attention from Reuters columnist Felix Salmon, who believes she is more qualified than Kim.

Is Kim’s candidacy a certain lock? No, and he is lobbying hard to gain support. But if money were to be placed on this race, odds are good for Kim.

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