Anne Krueger, an economics professor at the University of Minnesota since 1966, has been appointed vice president of economics and research at the World Bank. She will succeed Hollis B. Chenery, who will remain with the bank as an adviser until the end of this year.
In addition to her work at the University of Minnestoa, Krueger has been a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1969. Her experience includes work on the economic affairs of Turkey, India, Brazil and Korea.
Krueger is the first woman to become a vice president at the World Bank. She will be in charge of the economics and research department, which has been reorganized by bank president A.W. Clausen. She will also become a member of the bank's managing committee.
Meanwhile, at the Export-Import Bank, Charles E. Lord has become first vice president and vice chairman.
Lord became senior advisor to the comptroller of the currency in 1979. He was made first deputy comptroller of the currency in April, 1981, and then became acting comptroller in May of that year.
Recent agreements by international lending and financial institutions:
Asian Development Bank
* A $34 million loan to Indonesia for a second fisheries development project designed to increase fish production, primarily for export and partly for domestic consumption, by developing offshore and coastal skipjack and tuna fisheries in Irian Jaya. When the project is in full production about five years from now, about 105,000 metric tons of fish will be produced for export each year, contributing about $10.3 million in foreign exchange to the Indonesian economy. About 2,800 low-income fisheries workers and their families are expected to benefit from the project.
* A $1.5 million concessional loan to the Cook Islands Development Bank to make loans for projects that contribute to the economic development of the country, which is located in the south Pacific. Annual production and sales are expected to increase by $4.5 mllion and an estimated 2,000 people are expected to benefit directly or indirectly from jobs that will be created. The Cook Islands Development Bank was established in 1978 with technical assistance from the Asian Development Bank.
* A $10 million concessional loan to Sri Lanka for a community forestry project designed to increase the supply of fuel wood for low-income rural dwellers. The project is also expected to increase the country's supply of construction timber and edible fruits.
* A $35 million loan to Yugoslavia to help support rehabilitation of farm production and expansion of processing and storage facilities. The loan will be used for an $82.2 million agricultural development project in Bosnia-Herzegovina, one of the least developed regions in the country. The project includes financing for two flour mills, a poultry slaughterhouse, a vegetable oil extraction plant, a pickling plant, a vegetable cold store and a freezing plant. Part of the loan will be used to facilitate the annual production of about 28,000 tons of fresh fruit, vegetables and grain.
* A $35.7 million loan to Ecuador to help provide new housing and community facilities in Quito, the capital, and in nine other cities. About 81,000 low-income people are expected to benefit from the availability of 8,200 serviced lots and basic housing units. Community and health centers and schools will also be built. About 7,000 loans will be made to enable low-income families to repair and improve their homes. Legal land tenure and basic municipal services, such as water supply, sewage facilities and electricity, will be provided to about 2,400 families. Consultant services and training will be made available to the government.
* An International Development Association credit of 17.8 million special drawing rights ($20 million) to Sri Lanka for a project to rehabilitate and diversify its tea industry. The $33.1 million project is aimed at raising the quality of tea and reducing production costs by improving management and confining tea production to a smaller area. The project will also introduce spices and trees for fuel wood in the area released from tea production. To help prevent further deterioration of land and silting of water reservoirs, the four-year effort will support soil conservation measures. No increase in tea production is expected.
* An IDA credit of $13.4 million to Somalia for a second project to provide Mogadishu, the capital, with an expanded and reliable water supply system. The $42.3 million project is expected to meet the growing needs of the city for potable water until 1987. The IDA funds are part of a package which includes $17.5 million from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development and $5.5 million from the European Development Fund.