Norway failed to secure Nordic majority for Africa’s candidate for World Bank top job

Many spoke favourably of the eminent qualifications of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Bank. Norway tried to mobilise support for her. In the end, the Nordic-Baltic vote went to the American.


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria. Photo: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2010.



Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President. Photo: Dartmouth College/Joseph Mehling ‘69

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