World Bank and Wolfowitz official statements

STATEMENTS of EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS and PRESIDENT WOLFOWITZ May 17, 2007 STATEMENT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS Over the last three days we have considered carefully the report of the ad hoc group, the associated documents, and the submissions and presentations of Mr. Wolfowitz.  Our deliberations were greatly assisted by our discussion with Mr Wolfowitz.  He assured us that he acted ethically and in good faith in what he believed were the best interests of the institution, and we accept that.  We also accept that others involved acted ethically and in good faith.  At the same time, it is clear from this material that a number of mistakes were made by a number of individuals in handling the matter under consideration, and that the Bank’s systems did not prove robust to the strain under which they were placed.  One conclusion we draw from this is the need to review the governance framework of the World Bank Group, including the role as well as...(Read Full Post)