The pattern of this paper is as follows. First, shifts in lending patterns between the 1970s and the 1980s are reviewed and it is asked if these shifts are likely to continue or be reversed in the 1990s. Possible changes in ARD lending requirements for the 1990s are then examined in the light of probable challenges from rural demography, food production and demand, and resource degradation. Finally, the capacity of the Bank to respond to these challenges, region by region, is assessed.
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)