IUKDPF Analysis: Understanding Indian Development Finance: The Data Complexities of EXIM Bank’s Lines of Credit

In this IUKDPF Analysis paper, Dr. Jai Bhatia explores complexities in the data published by the Export Import Bank of India on concessional Lines of Credit.

Executive summary

This paper highlights the challenges of using concessional LoCs data to draw conclusions and points out the problems with missing data. This paper does not advance any arguments as to why the data is missing, but simply focuses on the technicalities in order to provide a detailed understanding of the current state of the data. This paper provides a guide to the data uncertainties surrounding LoCs. The paper is based on official database analysis, as well as interviews and conversations with EXIM Bank employees, public sector bankers, journalists and academics, and from academic literature and media reports.