Friday, April 06, 2012

Question and Answer Session with NOI on her World Bank Presidency Aspirations

Nice question and answer session with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on why she wants to head the World Bank:

"... We need to move faster. The bank has to be quick, nimble and responsive in this global environment. I would like it to be much faster to get aid on the ground, and faster giving policy advice and help to ministers looking for it. I'd look to do things in days and weeks rather than months and years, and I have the bureacratic knowledge, the knowledge of the institution, to make that happen.

But the premier goal should be helping developing countries with the problem of job creation.  In country after country, the single most important challenge is how to create good jobs - in developing countries as well as developed countries.  And a big challenge is youth unemployment, which I want to tackle very fast because of the other problems it creates..."

Read the full article here.

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