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Four Questions for Bob Zoellick

Robert ZoellickPresident Bush's nomination of Robert Zoellick to be the next president of the World Bank has been mostly well-received in U.S. policy circles and by some leading rich and developing countries.

Retiring the IMF Wage Bill Ceiling

A new report by Medicins sans Frontieres is among the latest to call on the IMF to drop wage bill ceilings with low-income countries. Alongside three other recommendations, MSF recommends that the IMF and ministries of finance drop wage bill ceilings given their distortionary and negative impact on the expansion of the health care workforce to combat HIV/AIDS.