L’AGENCE FRANÇAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT EN ANGLAIS !

xavier.north@culture.gouv.fr;

jean-francois.baldi@culture.gouv.fr

MESSAGE DESTINé à LA DéLéGATION GéNéRALE à LA LANGUE FRANçAISE ET AUX
LANGUES DE FRANCE

Monsieur le Délégué général,

Je vous adresse la copie de l’invitation de l’Agence Française de
Développement et la Banque Mondiale à la présentation, EN ANGLAIS à Paris, du
livre « Globalization for Development ».

L’Agence Française de Développement est un établissement public français et
participe au dispositif français d’aide publique au développement.

Il est scandaleux qu’un établissement public puisse co-organiser à Paris une
manifestation en langue anglaise. En outre, pour parfaire la vilenie de cette
attitude, il faut savoir que cette agence est issue de la Caisse centrale de la
France libre créée à Londres en 1941 par le Général de Gaulle.

La photo du Général de Gaulle figure d’ailleurs sur le site Internet de
l’agence, site qui, en outre, n’est traduit qu’en langue anglaise (encore elle)
alors qu’au titre de la loi mais aussi de l’histoire et encore de l’efficacité
de ses missions, un tel établissement public devrait avoir un site multilingue

Je vous saurais gré d’intervenir pour que la langue française soit présente à
cette manifestation à égalité (c’est un minimum en France !) avec l’anglais.

Très cordialement,

Marc Favre d’échallens
Administrateur de Défense de la langue française
Secrétaire général de Droit de Comprendre

Cc : dlf78@club-internet.fr;

TEXTE DE L’INVITATION

L’Agence Française de Développement et la Banque Mondiale ont le plaisir de
vous inviter à la présentation du livre :

"Globalization for Development"

de Ian Goldin (Vice-président de la Banque Mondiale) et Kenneth Reinert

La présentation aura lieu le jeudi 6 avril 2006

de 11 h à 12 h 30 à l’AFD – 7, rue Roland Barthes – 75012 Paris
en salle Jacques Alliot

La présentation aura lieu en anglais

Nous vous remercions de bien vouloir signaler votre inscr1ption auprès de
Patricia Nathan, nathanp@afd.fr, +33 1 53 44
32 58.

Abstract

The post World War II period of accelerated global integration has been
associated with unprecedented progress on poverty reduction. The absolute number
of people living on less than $1 a day in the world has dropped, from 1.5
billion in 1981 to 1.1 billion in 2001. This is mainly because of countries
adopting better national policies and directing cross-border flows of ideas,
people, capital, and goods to meet the challenges faced by their citizens.

Although progress has been steady and in some instances rather dramatic,
global imbalances in the distribution of income and wealth remain huge, and the
awareness of these imbalances grows as information flows ever more quickly in
tandem with globalization.

With appropriate national and global policies, globalization can be an
important catalyst for alleviating global poverty. In the absence of these
policies, however, this catalyst role is diminished. In a few particular
instances, globalization without corrective policies can exacerbate certain
dimensions of poverty.

Trade without public investment, without safety nets, and without access to
developed-country markets diminishes or even negates the gains for the poor.
Volatile capital flows can cause financial crises. Aid can be ineffective when
governance is poor or when donors have geopolitical motives. Migration can also
involve brain drain, which can harm developing countries and can even harm
global efficiency if the positive externalities created by skilled workers are
large and are higher in poor countries than in rich ones.

What would it take to increase the benefits of globalization for Development?
In Globalization for Development, Ian Goldin and Kenneth Reinert suggest that
the answers lie in policies that favor both the poor and the market. They argue
that pro-poor and pro-market policies allow for more equal market competition
among and within countries.

In trade, developed countries must follow through on their commitments to
give developing countries greater market access. In aid, donor countries must
scale up their assistance in ways commensurate with the Millennium Development
Goals, reinforcing and accelerating the mild progress of the past few years. In
governance, developing countries must continue to move toward greater
accountability, transparency, and efficiency. And all countries need to work
together to address such disasters as HIV/AIDS and climate change.

Ian Goldin, PH.D. (OXFORD UNIVERSITY), became a Vice President at the World
Bank in May 2003. Previously, he was the Director of Development Policy at the
World Bank. Prior to rejoining the Bank in February 2001, Dr. Goldin spent five
years as the Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of
Southern Africa (DBSA) where he led the Bank to become a principal financier of
infrastructure and small business development in Southern Africa. Before this,
he worked as a Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and
Development (EBRD) in London and as Head of the Trade, Agriculture and
Environment Program at the OECD Development Center in Paris. Dr. Goldin has
published 11 books and numerous articles. His research and publications have
focused on economic policy, development, natural resources and the environment,
and trade. His better known books include:

The Economics of Sustainable Development,

Open Economies, Economic Reform and Agricultural Development

Trade Liberalization Global Economic Implications

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(Le 31 mars 2006)