Sebastian Mallaby, on The World Bank
Sebastian Mallaby, on The World Bank

On Wednesday, November 28, 2006, Sebastian Malaby, author of “The World’s Banker” and columnist for the Washington Post was interviewed on Ask the Experts. He discussed the formation of the World Bank and its approach to development, as well the tenure of James Wolfensohn, as the President of the Bank. College students from Georgetown University and high school students from George Mason High School participated in the event.

Video Clip:  Why is the World Bank controversial and how has former President Jim Wolfensohn contributed to that aspect?

Video Clip:  What is the World Banks’ policy toward debt relief?

Video Clip: How can the World Bank address environmental and social restrictions placed on loans?

Video Clip: What is the future of the World Bank?

Video Clip: Should the World Bank shift from loans to grants?

Video Clip: How do you differentiate between good and bad NGOs for the World Bank?

Video Clip: How does the World Bank help countries with building absorptive capacity, especially with health care issues?

Video Clip: How do you feel about the current debate on “Idealism vs. Realism” in the World Bank?

Video Clip: What do you think the World Bank should do to empower developing countries?

Video Clip: What is the biggest challenge for the World Bank? And Is there anything development can do on the issue of security and non-state actors?