The investment role of international development institutions

Auerback, Raymond M.
June 2001
Journal of International Banking Regulation;Jun2001, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p11
Academic Journal
This paper examines the roles currently played by international development institutions (IDIs) in relation to lending and other investment activities in the public and private sectors with a view to considering whether such roles can and should continue in the future. The paper is divided into four sections: introduction; a discussion of what investment roles IDIs should play; a detailed analysis of the investment roles of the IBRD and IFC both as lenders/investors and as catalysts for investment; and a critical appraisal of the arguments for and against IDIs maintaining their investment role in the future.


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