The nominees for World Bank president are ...

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

    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.