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The Case for an IDB Capital Increase Is Everywhere Except in the IDB’s Lending Numbers

Today the IDB is again making the case for a capital increase to its shareholders. Yet, despite an unfolding crisis that threatens development progress in Latin America to a degree that eclipses the Global Financial Crisis,  talk of a financing cliff at the bank is absent from its appeal for more capital. That’s because a spike in crisis financing has yet to materialize in IDB’s lending numbers.

Benno Ndulu speaking at a 2018 CGD event

Remembering Benno Ndulu

The CGD family is mourning the recent loss of our friend and colleague, Benno Ndulu. Benno was a towering intellect and a forceful policymaker. He was also a friend to CGD.