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A quick read of the news coming out of Singapore (see the Financial Times on Setback for Wolfowitz on anti-graft plan) might lead one to believe that some of the World Bank's key shareholders don't like Paul Wolfowitz's tough stance on corruption.
Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has posted a response to the 2006 Commitment to Development Index. CGD released the fourth annual edition on August 14. Japan still ranks last. The CDI rates 21 rich countries on how "development-friendly" their policies are in seven areas--aid, trade, investment, migration, environment, security, and technology. The Ministry writes: