Frontier Myanmar: AIIB approves loan for Myingyan power project, 2016-9-29
THE CHINA-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved a US$20 million loan to develop a gas power plant project in central Myanmar.
The announcement came at the same time that AIIB said it will also supply a $300 million loan for a hydropower project in Pakistan, in collaboration with the World Bank.
South China Morning Post: Big infrastructure, Xi Jinping and the real role of the AIIB 2016-9-19
Such efforts would help the AIIB do “a better service than the IFC,” the questioner scoffed, referring to the World Bank’s finance arm. Alexander pointed out that AIIB was a bank, not a charity.
Voltaire Network: China is setting up the menu for Global Financial Order 2016-9-9
In spite of the extraordinary power of attraction of Beijing’s offer which reduced the influence of Washington over the Global Infrastructure Investment Finance , AIIB is holding itself back from rejecting the Dollar. And while many had speculated  that AIIB loans would be issued in Yuan, or possibly in local currencies, to this date, all loans have been issued in USD currency.
South China Morning Post: AIIB will test China’s ability to run an international organization2016-9-4
The AIIB and World Bank are separated by their governance, operation and especially by the World Bank’s longer history of trial and error. Today, the World Bank’s key mandate is poverty alleviation. It works closely with environmental groups and NGOs in its loans and programmes. For the poorest countries the bank’s assistance plans are based on poverty reduction strategies.
The Third Pole: Why the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank needs resident directors 2016-9-1
The AIIB has taken many of the right steps in articulating what they plan to do relative to governance and safeguards. Of course, the proof is in the pudding, as we watch how these initial cooperative projects with other MDBs are implemented. The establishment of a resident board would be the crowning indicator that the management of the AIIB will welcome transparency and shared governance with all stakeholders.
The Diplomat: In Myanmar, the AIIB Could Buttress China's 'One Belt, One Road' Framework, 2016-8-22
“For any AIIB-financed project in Myanmar or any other country Chinese firms can participate – but only through an international-standard competitive bidding [process]. That’s the key,” Jin had noted earlier this year. On environmental standards, the AIIB may have a leg up over the ADB and the World Bank too. Neither bank can fund coal-fired power plants, for instance, due to environmental standards. The AIIB, without a final policy in place on the matter, has left the door open on funding coal plants.