Talk:Inter-American Development Bank

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Notes[edit]

The article states: "...borrowers will repay loans to the IDB before repaying other obligations to other lenders such as commercial banks." But what happens when, as just now, the IDB forgives loans to poor countries? Who gets stuck for the bad debt? Doesn't this just make it easier for heavily indebted poor nations to repay private creditors like banks? Will poor people really see any of it? AlbertAlbericht 23:19, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

NPOV[edit]

A lot of this reads like it could come off their website. That the IDB is doing anything to "support" Latin American nations or their citizens is a dubious claim at best.

Actually, I just checked, and at least some of it DOES come off their website.
The claim isn't that it *does* support LAC nations, but rather that it was founded *to* support them. This is certainly true - the Bank's charter gives it a mandate "to foster the economic and social development of the IDB's borrowing member countries" (see http://www.iadb.org/aboutus/I/Mandates.cfm?language=English). Aside from this I can see nothing POV on the page, so I'm going to remove the controversy tag.

POV[edit]

From Bank Information Center website (http://www.bicusa.org).

Civil society groups have long been concerned about the negative impacts of IDB operations on the environment and on indigenous peoples, as well as on the prospects for genuine economic and democratic reform in the region.

Franky Lamouche 17:49, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for this info, I've added a Criticism section based on that source. -kotra (talk) 20:14, 14 December 2008 (UTC)