CMF in Review: 2006-2011
This paper presents a retrospective review of several key areas of work of the Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division (CMF) of the Inter-American Development Bank. Presented with each chapter as an independent piece, the paper analyzes the operations portfolio of CMF from 2006 to 2011 drawing on a unique classification system developed in conjunction with the Division's internal Operations and Project Database. The goal of this database and paper is to move beyond the existing analytical frameworks of the bank to a more conceptual framework that looks at the fundamental goals and activities of each project. The paper draws useful lessons on projects and activities carried out in the areas of capital markets development and regulation, financial institutions development, banking regulation and supervision, financial inclusion, cluster development, and small and medium-sized enterprises development.