Can Multilateral Banks Educate the World?

  • Claudio Moura de Castro
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 22)

This paper can be seen as a primer to educators who know little about the World Bank (henceforth WB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (henceforth IDB).2 It tries to draw a broad picture of these somewhat mysterious and awe-inspiring organizations.

While both banks lend for a wide variety of sectors and the rules and principles are approximately the same, the paper focuses on education loans. One consequence of this narrower focus is to bypass the painful and inconclusive discussions about the choice of sectors where these banks should operate.


Interest Rate Bank Loan Development Bank Technical School Bank Staff 


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