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  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Dec 15, 2007

    World Bank

    Aid for the world's poorest countries

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Dec 15, 2007

    Forty-five countries pledged US$25.1 billion in "aid for the world's poorest countries", aid that goes to the World Bank International Development Association (IDA), which distributes the loans to eighty poorer countries. While wealthier nations sometimes fund their own aid projects, including those for diseases, and although IDA is the recipient of criticism, Robert B. Zoellick, the former president of the World Bank, said when the loans were announced on 15 December 2007, that IDA money "is the core funding that the poorest developing countries rely on".




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