Jim Yong Kim quits World Bank as Trump influence fears grow

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By GlobalCapital
07 Jan 2019

The unexpected decision by Jim Yong Kim to stand down as World Bank president three years ahead of schedule will raise worries in the development community that Donald Trump will use the opportunity to select a political appointee. By Phil Thornton

The president of the World Bank Group announced on Monday evening he would quit his post on February 1, in an unexpected move more than three years before the end of his contract.

In a statement, Kim said it had been a “great privilege” to lead the bank ...

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