Global Development Finance—the World Bank's annual report on the external financing of developing countries—provides monitoring and analysis of development finance, identifying key emerging trends and policy challenges in international financial flows that are likely to affect
the growth prospects of developing countries.Over the past two years, the world has seen turmoil in a relatively small segment of the U.S. credit markets morph into a severe global economic and financial crisis. Although aggressive monetary policy, fiscal stimulus, and guarantee programs to
shore up the banking industry have begun to stabilize financial markets and slow the pace of economic contraction, policy makers face an extended battle to revive the global economy. Going forward, national and international policy makers must support emerging signs of recovery with persistent,
robust efforts to restore confidence in the financial system and transform the adverse feedback loop between the financial sector and the real economy into a positive one.With analysis and data extending from short-term bank lending to long-term bond issuance in both local and foreign currency,
Global Development Finance 2009: Charting a Global Recovery is unique in its breadth of coverage of the trends and issues of fundamental importance to the financing of the developing world, including coverage of capital originating from developing countries themselves. The report is an indispensable
resource for governments, economists, investors, financial consultants, academics, bankers, and the entire development community.