Regional Development Banks
Lending with a Regional Flavor
Routledge – 2013 – 176 pages
Series: Global Institutions
The regional development banks (RDBs) are important global institutions but often are overshadowed by more widely studied institutions such as the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the past decade, high profile protests against World Bank, IMF, and World Trade Organization policies have overshadowed the political role of the RDBs.
Designed to provide readers with the definitive guide to the RDBs, Jonathan Strand exposes the political nature of RDB development lending and demonstrates the need to include the RDBs in any discussion of reform of the global economic architecture.
1. Introduction 2. What are the Regional Development Banks? 3. Who Controls the Regional Development Banks? 4. Are Regional Development Bank Projects Effective? 5. How Do the Regional Development Banks Collaborate with other IGOs? 6. What is the Relationship between the Regional Development Banks and Civil Society? 7. Conclusions.