Wolfensohn’s jealousy factor in Ahmed move

14 June 2000

James Wolfensohn’s disgruntlement that the Poverty Reduction Strategy Process has supplanted his own Comprehensive Development Framework (CDF) is a factor in Masood Ahmed’s, former Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, decision to leave the Bank. The PRSP process has apparently superseded the CDF because it involves the IMF as an equal partner. Allegedly, Wolfensohn tried to penalise Ahmed for his involvement in designing the new PRSP process by transferring him to another department, which he declined.