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It's Time for a Woman to Lead the World Bank

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In a surprise move, Jim Yong Kim announced this week that he will step down as president of the World Bank. During his six-year tenure, the former World Bank critic led efforts to address climate change, pandemics, and refugee movements to help end extreme poverty by 2030.
As it now searches for a new leader, the World Bank should appoint a woman as president for the first time in its 74 year history.
The bank, established during World War II as part of the Bretton Woods institutions , has always been led by an American, with a gentleman's agreement that a European would lead the...
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