21 Dec '13, 1am

World Bank president calls corruption ‘Public Enemy No. 1′: Reuters Thursday Dec 19, 2013 WASHINGTON – The Wor...

WASHINGTON – The World Bank took a bold stance on fighting corruption on Thursday, with President Jim Yong Kim saying that corruption at both the public and private level is the scourge of the developing world. The development institution, which long shied away from tackling corruption because it wanted to steer clear of politics, on Thursday said it plans to hire more experts in the rule of law and other governance issues. Kim said corruption must be at the center of the development lender’s work. “Every dollar that a corrupt official or a corrupt business person puts in their pocket is a dollar stolen from a pregnant woman who needs health care,” Kim said during a panel. “In the developing world, corruption is public enemy No. 1.” The announcement shows just how much the bank has changed since the 1990s, when corruption was a taboo subject in an institution that has 188 ...

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