Africa Report, a magazine focussing on African politics and economics, scrutinised racial diversity in Bank staffing, and claims that black Africans and African-Americans remain underrepresented (see Update 66). Their investigation found that the Bank’s use of nationality as an indicator of diversity masks the fact that many African employees are of Asian, Arab or white background, and that there are few African-Americans in professional grades. Furthermore, the higher the rank at the Bank the lower the percentage of black staff.
10 July 2009
10 July 2009
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