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Query - World Bank Group reference

Newcomer, please bear with. What is the purpose of the disambiguation links? [The World Bank page not to be confused with the World Bank Group page? Why are there two separate pages? Why does the World Bank page have more than 20 specific textual references to "World Bank Group" if the subject is "World Bank"? Cannot they be merged?

Leo — Preceding unsigned comment added by Salty3dog (talkcontribs) 08:27, 23 March 2017 (UTC)


Would CGAP qualify as a World Bank training wing? They seem to be missing. I trtied to post the link but apparently the URL is registered on the blacklist. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 22:48, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Stanley Fischer's Nationality

Should it say United States/Israel since he has dual citizenship? I don't edit Wikipedia articles often so I don't know what the standards are for this (nor for putting things on talk pages...) --Emetzold (talk) 20:15, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

It is not mandatory that both nationalities be listed, but it is allowed, so go ahead and add the other nationality, provided you can cite a reliable source for your change; if the article mentions the dual nationality and cites a source, you may cite the same source.--Quisqualis (talk) 22:05, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

History section not chronological

The history section is seemingly in a random order. Should it not be chronologically?

Asabiyya (talk) 12:21, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

@Asabiyya: It looks chronological to me. 4 sections: 1944–1974, 1974–1980, 1980–1989, 1989–present, and as chronological as it can be within those sections. The only parts that stick out as odd to me are 1) the 1960 IDA formation. That comes in the middle of the preceding sentence's span, describing 1947-1968. I don't know if there's any better place to put that sentence. 2) McNamara's term as bank president from 1968-1981. This is used as an explanation for changes occurring in 1974. This could possibly be improved if you have a suggestion, but I don't think the present text is particularly confusing.
Is there something else you were thinking of? MarginalCost (talk) 16:01, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
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