|20070719||20070812||Presented by Justin Webb.|
Paul Wolfowitz's dramatic departure may mark not the end of the crisis at the World Bank, but the deepening of a malaise that questions its very existence in its current form.
Can this organisation, born from the ashes of the Second World War, really address global poverty in a post Cold War world and a new century? Many think not. Wolfowitz's tenure saw the escalation of staff discontent and accusations of United States political chauvinism in what is supposed to be a global institution.
Can the incoming head Robert B Zoellick, known to be tough and sometimes abrasive, heal such a damaged organisation - one that also has major 'credibility issues' among donor and recipient countries alike?
|20070812||Justin Webb asks what the future holds for the World Bank in the aftermath of Paul Wolfowitz's dramatic departure.|
Can this organisation, born from the ashes of the Second World War, address global poverty in the new century? Can the incoming head Robert B Zoellick, known to be tough and sometimes abrasive, restore the organisation's credibility among donor and recipient countries?