Zoellick outlines World Bank goals



World Bank president Robert Zoellick wants wealthy nations to provide more funding to the global anti-poverty campaign. “We need the G8 and other developed countries to translate their words from summit declarations into serious numbers,” Zoellick said in a speech in Washington. Getting more money for poor nations is part of the six-goal agenda of the World Bank chief. Other key targets include greater support for Arab countries and that for post-conflict states, better access to HIV and malaria drugs, and a tougher stance on trade and environmental concerns. Zoellick also assured support to “middle-income” countries with fast-growing economies such as India, China and Brazil, where 70 percent of the world’s poorest people live.

Source: Zoellick sets out World Bank aims (BBC)

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