Wolfowitz urges France to boost aid

World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz is hoping to mend differences with France, which ensued from his proposed anti-corruption scheme. “France’s priorities match with the World Bank’s agenda in Africa. That’s why we’re very keen to strengthen our partnership with France, particularly in Africa,” he told an audience at the French Institute for International Relations. Wolfowitz is also lobbying with donors to refill the purse of the International Development Association. “Money alone won’t solve the challenges in Africa, but money is desperately needed. France has been a leader in IDA in the past and I hope France will be a leader this time,” he remarked. (Source: Wolfowitz on French charm offensive as bank seeks cash/Reuters)

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