This chapter focuses on the strategic role played over the first
few months after the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic
by a Multilateral Development Bank – the Inter-American
Development Bank (IADB) and a National Development Bank – the
UK CDC Group.
We also present an overview of the mandates, loan
portfolios, services and clients of the two banks prior to the Covid-19
response, and how these adapted in light of the crisis in 2020.