World Bank Candidacy

To read selected articles in Spanish please visit the page Candidatura al Banco Mundial

On Withdrawing from candidacy

Statement by José Antonio Ocampo on withdrawing from the candidacy for President of the World Bank – April 13 2012

My views of the World Bank

What Should the World Bank Do? – José Antonio Ocampo – Project Syndicate – April 4, 2012
My pitch to build a brave new World Bank – José Antonio Ocampo – The FT – April 4, 2012 (find another online version here and a .pdf version here)

Letters in support of José Antonio Ocampo
The following letters sent in support of José Antonio Ocampo’s nomination:
Letter of support from Colombian economists – April, 2012
Over 100 Economists Endorse José Antonio Ocampo for World Bank President – April 4, 2012
Letter from Latin American economists – April 2012

Originally presented as a nominee by the G24, supported by the 11 directors that represent the developing countries as one of the two “credible candidates,” and officially nominated by the Dominican Republic, José Antonio Ocampo is one of the three candidates to head the World Bank.

“I stand for the whole developing world in this process, and I stand by the principle that this should be an open, merit-based election.” – Jose Antonio Ocampo.

Selected English press articles:

World Bank Candidate Ocampo Wants to Change Culture at Lender – Sandrine Rastello – Bloomberg – Apr 11, 2012

Candidate to lead World Bank says organization needs ‘change of culture’ – Brad Plumer – The Washington Post – April 11

Colombian WB presidency candidate says poverty reduction still central task – Xinhua News Agency – April 11, 2012

World Bank contest a test for industrial nations: Ocampo – Lesley Wroughton – Reuters – April 10, 2012

US politics holding back World Bank: Ocampo – Agence France Presse – April 10, 2012

Video Interview on CBC on The World Bank – NewsWorld-TV (CBC) – Canada National The Lang & O’Leary Exchange – April 9, 2012

The Presidency of The World Bank and the Third World – José Fernando López – Huffington Post – April 5, 2012

Whose World Bank? – Joseph E. Stiglitz – Project Syndicate – April 4, 2012

World Bank must reflect rising of emerging countries: Colombian candidate – Fan Yu and Jiang Xufeng – Xinhua News – April 3, 2012

World Bank needs reform: Colombian candidate – IANS – April 3, 2012

Why José Antonio Ocampo Wants to Run the World Bank – Interview with Annie Lowrey – The New York Times – April 2, 2012

José Antonio Ocampo for (World Bank) president – Kevin Gallagher – The Guardian – April 2, 2012

Challengers for World Bank leadership ask for ‘a fair chance’ – Howard Schneider – Wall Street Journal – March 31, 2012

World Bank Presidency: Jose Antonio Ocampo Nomination a Breakthrough, Too – Nancy Birdsall – Center for Global Development Blog – March 30, 2012

Ocampo Sees His World Bank Bid as Necessary Challenge to U.S. – Sandrine Rastello – Bloomberg – March 29, 2012

‘Developing world needs 1 World Bank nominee’ – Agence France-Presse – Rappler – March 29, 2012

In a Shift, the World Bank’s Next Likely President Is Facing 2 Rivals – Annie Lowrey – The New York Times – March 29, 2012

World Bank Candidate Hails Emerging Countries – Darcy Crowe – The Wall Street Journal – March 28, 2012

Ocampo: “the World Bank president should be selected on the basis of merits” – World Bank President Blog – March 28, 2012

Support for Ocampo from ECLAC’s Executive Secretary – World Bank President Blog – March 28, 2012

Sizing up the candidates – Peter Chowla – World Bank President Blog – March 27, 2012

CNN speaks with former Colombian finance minister and World Bank presidential candidate, Jose Antonio Ocampo – Exchange with John Defterios – CNN – March 27, 2012

Developing Nations Push Back Against US Monopoly of World Bank Presidency – KPFK Radio – 26 March 2012

Why Jose Antonio Ocampo should be the next World Bank President – Edward B. Barbier – March 24 2012 – Triplecrisis.com:

Colombian academic seeks top World Bank job – Asia One – March 24 2012

Guest post: Why Ocampo – not Kim – should be next World Bank president – Kevin P Gallagher – The FT – March 23, 2012

Last chance for a new World Bank – Mohamed El-Erian – The FT – March 23, 2012

Bank choice ticks boxes of US allies – Robin Harding and Andrew Jack – The FT – March 23, 2012 – FT says Kim “does not have the impressive economics resume of former Colombian finance minister José Antonio Ocampo”

Closing of Nominations for President of World Bank – World Bank website – 23 March 2012

What makes Jose Antonio Ocampo a good candidate for President of the World Bank – Stephany Griffith-Jones – World bank Presdient Blog – March 21 2012

Exclusive: Developing nations to name two candidates for World Bank – Lesley Wroughton – Reuters – March 21 2012