The nominees for World Bank president are ...

By Jenny Lei Ravelo26 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 is a staff writer for Devex. She covers breaking international development news in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and the Pacific for the Development Newswire, often focusing on aid worker security. Jenny is also a regular contributor to the GDB and other Devex publications.

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