Abstract

Multilateral development banks (MDBs)—including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the African Development Bank (AfDB), as well as the International Development Association (IDA) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group—offer a variety of guarantee, loan, and investment products or “tools” that can help keep domestic and international trade finance available to importers and exporters in crisis-affected countries.