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Annual Report

Results by Advisory

Our experience shows that companies need more than financial investment to thrive.

To help the private sector in emerging markets, IFC provides advice, problem solving, and training to companies, industries, and governments.

Access to Finance

IFC helps to increase the availability and affordability of financial services for individuals and micro, small, and medium enterprises. Our priorities are to help our clients provide broad-based financial services to individuals (such as credit, savings, payments, and insurance products) and to promote growth and employment generation by supporting sustainable lending to SMEs. We also help build the necessary financial infrastructure, such as credit bureaus and collateral registries. At the end of FY11, we had an active portfolio of 244 access-to-finance projects in 67 countries, valued at almost $294 million. Our FY11 project expenditures totaled $63.3 million. In all, 67 percent of project expenditures attributable to clients in individual countries went to IDA countries and 10 percent to fragile and conflict-affected countries.

Project Expenditures by Product

Access to Finance

Access to Finance Business Line

Product Cumulative Development Results
for Projects Active During CY10
Collateral registries/Secured Transactions 12 laws/regulations enacted in Africa Region, Afghanistan, China, and Vietnam
Credit Bureaus Four new credit bureaus created in Cape Verde, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Vietnam
Securities Markets (ESMID)
  • Five procedures/policies/practices improved/eliminated in East Africa, Nigeria, and Vietnam
  • IFC transaction support resulted in $32 million in securities issuance in East Africa
  • $1.9 billion in securities issuance in the market, with or without IFC's direct Advisory Services support
SME Banking*
($ million) 39,216
(million of loans) 0.73
($ million) 4,325
(million of loans) 3.38
Housing Finance*
($ million) 18,341
(million of loans) 1.94

* Outstanding loans

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