A group of government, finance and economic development professionals from Pakistan visited the Kansas City Fed’s Omaha Branch in April as part of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

The Pakistan delegation wanted to visit the Omaha Branch because of the group’s interest in agricultural lending. This included learning about the Federal Reserve’s role in supervising community banks that lend to small- and medium-sized enterprises related to agriculture.

The visiting group included professionals in the financial industry and government officials focused on economic and rural development. In addition to banking issues, topics of discussion included the regional economy and the structure of the Federal Reserve System.

The IVLP, launched after World War II, is one of the State Department’s oldest and most successful programs. It selects current and emerging leaders from around the world and invites them to the United States for short-term visits focused on specific topics.

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