What you need to know about: The BRICS New Development Bank

Coalition for Human Rights in Development

This factsheet by the Coalition for Human Rights in Development provides background information about the BRICS New Development Bank. In 2014, Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, known as the BRICS, announced the creation of the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA). BRICS governments have promoted the NDB as an alternative to the World Bank and the CRA as an alternative to the International Monetary Fund, both of which have traditionally been controlled by the United States, Europe and Japan. The stated focus of the NDB is to finance infrastructure and sustainable development in emerging market and developing countries.

Read the factsheet here.