The buzz on Robert Zoellick and the World Bank

Robert Zoellick’s announcement last week that he will not seek a second term at the World Bank generated a lot of buzz. Most pundits raised age-old concerns, such as revising the selection process for the bank’s next leader. Some started making a list of potential candidates for the position. And Hillary Clinton, after evading the question many times, expressed interest in the job.

  • Who cares about the World Bank? by Saugato Datto, a former World Bank researcher who now serves as vice president for international development at ideas42, a behavioral-economics research and design lab based in Boston. 

  • Handicapping The World Bank Job by John Cassidy, staff writer at The New Yorker magazine and financial commentator for the BBC. He is also the author of “How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities.” 

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About the author

  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.