Too Awesome: Obama’s Nominee for World Bank President

Update: There is more out there on this guy and I just had to add it in…

This must be seen! I think Obama’s choice just might be a stroke of genius.

Obama Nominates Dartmouth’s Own Rapping Spaceman to Head World Bank > Dartmouth, Jim Yong Kim, world bank | IvyGate.

And, from Business Insider’s “10 Reasons… [Kim] is the coolest guy in the world”

Go to the second minute for the good bits.

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He comes in at about 1:30 or so.

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News: Madagascar and World Bank study on poverty

Lova Rakotomalala at Global Voices tells us that the President of Madagascar has resigned.

Duncan Green has a favorable early review of the new World Bank study, The Moving Out of Poverty Study. More about the book can be found on the World Bank’s website. According to the website it is due to be released sometime this month and is available for pre-order.