The Washington Post: Jim Yong Kim Named World Bank President

By Howard Schneider in The Washington Post

The World Bank named Jim Yong Kim, Dartmouth College's president, as its new chief on Monday after an unprecedented competition against nominees from Nigeria and Colombia. President Obama reached outside the worlds of finance and government in nominating Kim, whose career was built around one of the more intractable problems in development—how to deliver expensive HIV and tuberculosis medicines to poor or remote parts of the world.

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