A New Role for Development Banks?

4 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2018 Last revised: 29 Mar 2019

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Facundo Abraham


Sergio L. Schmukler

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Date Written: October 26, 2017


Do development banks have a useful role to play in providing finance or are they a potential waste of government resources? A new view in this brief sheds some light on this question and argues that, under certain circumstances, development banks can add value and play an important role in fostering access to finance.

Keywords: Governance Diagnostic Capacity Building, Economic Theory & Research, Industrial Economics, Banks & Banking Reform, Food Security, Economic Forecasting, Economic Growth, Macroeconomic Management, Access to Finance

Suggested Citation

Abraham, Facundo and Schmukler, Sergio, A New Role for Development Banks? (October 26, 2017). World Bank Research and Policy Briefs No. 120691. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3249561

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Sergio Schmukler

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