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How (and how not) to reform the World Bank (Talk Media News)

February 20, 2019

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President Trump has named his selection to lead the World Bank.

David Malpass is a veteran of Ronald Reagan’s Treasury Department and the George H. W. Bush’s State Department, but it’s his more recent criticisms of the World Bank’s size and of multilateralism in general that are turning heads.

With America already pulling back from the United Nations, NATO and other multilateral institutions, is the World Bank next?

This week on ‘Wake’ we’ll look at the history, present and future of the World Bank and consider how it could change in the Trump era.


·         Nancy Birdsall, founding president, Center for Global Development

·         Catherine Weaver, professor of public policy, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

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