How IDB's private sector lending reform will play out

The Inter-American Development Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. The financing institution is undergoing reforms to better integrate and manage its private sector lending arm. Photo by: Wally Gobetz / CC BY-NC-ND

The Inter-American Development Bank is in the middle of a restructuring process that aims to help the Washington, D.C.-based institution better integrate and manage its private sector lending arm.

While views differ on what that restructuring will look like, the bank’s management and shareholders are eager to make significant changes to how the bank operates.

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    Paul Stephens

    Paul Stephens is a Devex staff writer based in Washington, D.C. His coverage focuses on Latin America and World Bank affairs, as well as Washington's global development scene. As a multimedia journalist, editor and producer, Paul has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, Washington Monthly, CBS Evening News, GlobalPost and the United Nations magazine, among other outlets. He's won a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for a 5-month, in-depth reporting project in Yemen after two stints in Georgia - one as a Peace Corps volunteer and another as a communications coordinator for the U.S. Agency for International Development.