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The idea of rich countries funding development in poor countries is becoming a thing of the past

New world order sets a double goal

The idea of rich countries funding development in poor countries is becoming a thing of the past, explains James Politi

Loans: Globalisation changed the movement of capital funds

A change in financing the developing world is under way, says John Paul Rathbone

the Diamer-Bhasha Dam in Pakistan

Funding: ADB and China still in partnership

Paul J Davies asks why China borrows when it is in a position to make loans of its own

Aid funding: How to get more bangs for your buck

The role of multilateral development banks in supporting poor countries received bipartisan support in Congress when President Obama went looking for funds, writes James Politi

Brazil: A bank too big to be beautiful

Critics say BNDES spends too much on companies doing well, writes Samantha Pearson

Mission statement: Africa is high on a packed priority list

The World Bank head has passionate ambition, says Robin Harding

China: A new way of lending

Beijing’s assistance to nations is nothing to be afraid of, writes Simon Rabinovitch

Corporacion Andina de Fomento

Multinational lending: Mutual aid works for Latin America

CAF is a model of self-help in financing development, says Benedict Mander

Global shift: A bank of and for the Brics is in the air

Henry Mance asks if Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa could found a bank together