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I Only Have Eyes for You
Good to see Jim Kim keeping his eyes on affairs of state at the G20 summit:
By Andrea Shalal | HAMBURG
U.S. President Donald Trump shared the G20 spotlight on Saturday with his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, as she helped launch a loan program for women and caused a stir by briefly occupying her dad’s seat at the table with world leaders.
Ivanka, who ran an eponymous clothing and jewelry business before taking a formal job at the White House, has made women’s issues one of her signature policy areas, and the G20 revealed the power she wields as a trusted confidante to the president.
The World Bank used the occasion to launch a public-private loan program aimed at providing over $1 billion to support women entrepreneurs in developing countries, a project Ivanka first initiated just five months ago.
“This is not a cute little project,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said at the kick-off, attended by six of the 20 world leaders at the summit, plus leaders from other donor countries and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.
“$1 billion to support women entrepreneurs in developing countries,” eh? I wonder how much money will go to bureaucratic mechanisms to evaluate the proposals of Third World businesswomen, and how much will go to their businesses.
My contacts at the World Bank use the following terms for the current state of the institution: “chaos, a mess, and “sh**storm.” Imagine how Dartmouth would be if Jim Kim were still here.
Addendum: A wit writes in:
Here’s my caption for that Trump/Kim photo:
“Self-promoting climber unqualified for his job embraces two self-promoting climbers unqualified for their jobs.”
Addendum: The Washington Post reports on the World Bank’s initiative in support of women entrepreneurs:
The program, which will support loans, mentorship programs and gender equality advocacy, is funded by individuals, companies and foreign governments. The first countries to make a public commitment were Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which pledged a combined $100 million after President Trump and his eldest daughter visited Saudi Arabia in May.
My first funding suggestion: a driving school for women in Saudi.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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