WB committee: Wolfowitz broke rules

LA Times:

World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz violated his contract, broke the bank’s code of conduct and trampled on numerous staff rules in arranging a promotion and a series of raises for his companion, a bank employee, according to a scathing report by an internal committee investigating the controversy.

Citing “the damage done to the reputation of the World Bank Group and to that of the president,” the seven-member committee recommended that the institution’s board “consider whether Mr. Wolfowitz will be able to provide the leadership needed to ensure that the bank continues to operate to the fullest extent possible” in its mission to fight world poverty.

The report, delivered to the board and released Monday evening, also skewered Wolfowitz for “questionable judgment and a preoccupation with self-interest over institutional best interest.”

37 country directors ask the Bank to resolve the issue quickly.