Who’s the next for president?

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!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty