Newspaper article International New York Times

Kim Nominated for a 2nd Term at World Bank

Newspaper article International New York Times

Kim Nominated for a 2nd Term at World Bank

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Despite persistent complaints from staff members about Jim Yong Kim's leadership, the United States has tapped him for another five- year term.

The United States nominated Jim Yong Kim on Thursday for a second five-year term as president of the World Bank, despite persistent complaints among staff members about his leadership when the mission of the global development institution is in question.

The decision by the Obama administration comes two days after the board of the World Bank announced that it was beginning to consider who would be president, and inviting nominations as it did in 2012. But for all the controversy over Mr. Kim's tenure, many World Bank watchers expect him to be reappointed in keeping with the tradition of choosing an American picked by the United States, the bank's largest contributor.

While the administration's nomination of Mr. …

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