SouthViews No. 117, 21 May 2015
Development Finance with Chinese Characteristics?
By Richard Kozul-Wright and Daniel Poon
After a late flurry of additions to the founding membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, attention now turns to setting the China-led AIIB’s rules and regulations. But important questions remain – most important, whether the AIIB is a potential rival or a welcome complement to existing multilateral financial institutions like the World Bank. Since China and 20 mostly Asian countries signed the AIIB’s initial memorandum of understanding last October, 36 other countries – including Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom – have joined as founding members.
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This article was tagged: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), China, Development Finance Institutions, Finance, Financial Conditions, Multilateral Financial Institutions, Multilateralism