A Trump-aligned World Bank may be bad for climate action and trade, but good for Chinese ambitions



Usman W. Chohan | The Conversation

The seat of World Bank president is becoming vacant. Its president, Jim Yong Kim, will step down on January 31, three years earlier than his term formally ends.

His move – described as “sudden” and a “shock,” particularly since the World Bank has been going through significant internal restructuring– gives US president Donald Trump the chance to appoint a replacement more aligned with his outlook.

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