The nominees for World Bank president are ...

By Jenny Lei Ravelo 26 March 2012

The real race is on for the next World Bank president.

U.S. President Barack Obama nominated global health expert Jim Yong Kim for the top post at the World Bank last Friday (March 23), ending rumors and speculations. Kim has garnered wide support, from Rwandan President Paul Kagame to Millennium Villages proponent Jeffrey Sachs — who once publicized his interest in the position.

But not all are rooting for Kim. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Jose Antonio Ocampo have also quite a following, especially from developing nations.

Below is a roundup of opinion pieces from professors, writers, economists and editors voicing their support for or against a particular nominee.

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Jenny Lei Ravelo@JennyLeiRavelo

Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex senior reporter based in Manila. Since 2011, she has covered a wide range of development and humanitarian aid issues, from leadership and policy changes at DfID to the logistical and security impediments faced by international and local aid responders in disaster-prone and conflict-affected countries in Africa and Asia. Her interests include global health and the analysis of aid challenges and trends in sub-Saharan Africa.

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