26 Oct 2006

As reported in the last issue, GFO wrote on 10 October to the five people who have been short-listed for the position of Global Fund Executive Director, asking them a few basic questions about their background and views, and inviting each of them to respond in 1,000 words. We told them that we would publish their responses, but only if all five agreed.

All of the candidates replied. None of them objected to the concept. But two expressed nervousness about doing something that went beyond the precise process that has been spelled out by the board. So we are publishing nothing.

Some time after the board selects the Fund's new Executive Director on Tuesday, GFO will publish a Commentary on the process.

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