, Volume 12, Issue 9–10, pp 268–274 | Cite as

Economic and political implications of the new lending criteria

  • Bettina S. Hass
Reports World Bank


The World Bank is a genuine investment agency. This fact seems to be self-evident, yet not fully realized by a larger public. At present, the World Bank (IBRD), together with its affiliate, the International Development Association (IDA), is also a multilateral development institution, the largest in the world. The purpose of this paper is to analyze how this dual role influences the Bank’s lending criteria in the less developed countries (LDCs) as well as the attitudes of its creditors.


Urban Renewal Bank Lending World Bank Creditor Country Lending Policy 
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    S. Mason and Robert E. Asher, The World Bank since Bretton Woods, The Brookings Institution, Washington 1973, Chap. 13, pp. 421–433.Google Scholar

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© HWWA and Springer-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bettina S. Hass
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington D.C.

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