The World Bank President blog is launched today. Given the focus of news agendas on development stories, it’s a fascinating and timely site. Its aim is to widen the debate on who gets to be the next president (in the gift of the incumbent of the US Presidency).David Steven writes on how the current man got his post, whilst Alex Wilks explains how the World Trade Organisation looks like an open picnic for the Third World, by comparison. The plan is to open discussion, and examine the candidates. Essential reading for international development freaks, NGOs and assorted inhouse policy wonks!