The Secured Transactions Systems and Collateral Registries Toolkit provides technical advice and guidance to World Bank Group staff, donor institutions, government officials and other practitioners on the implementation of secured transactions law and institutional reforms in emerging market countries.
Publish Date: 11/22/10
2008 has been challenging and rewarding as IFC focused on helping clients cope with the economic crisis. IFC A2F moved quickly with funding and programs aimed at eliminating further deterioration of financial institutions. IFC is working with banks across the globe to advise them on ways to expand lending to micro, small, and medium enterprises. IFC programs are assisting financial institutions prioritize actions, steering them through the crisis, and protecting their customers and business.
Publish Date: 11/20/09
Even in markets where leasing is reaching maturity, new products offer opportunities for further growth. For the IFC, one of the most promising avenues for leasing in developing countries is still under-exploited—the rapid growth of investments in sustainable equipment (i.e. energy efficiency, renewable energy, and cleaner production). These investments are critical to successfully tackle the global climate change challenge, and are supported by a strong political will worldwide.
Publish Date: 11/1/09
Part of a larger forum on “Cambodia’s Microfinance Amid the Global Financial Crisis” held Aug 19-20, 2009, the discussions from the conference are globally relevant to the financial crisis and the microfinance industry. From this conference and available in these proceedings are insights on areas including credit risk management, portfolio monitoring, and responsible lending practices.
Publish Date: 8/15/09
These IFC Outreach Data and Factsheets communicate achievements and showcase successes in our Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance Strategy. They present aggregated results achieved by IFC supported financial intermediaries with their MSME clients.
Publish Date: 1/5/09
Over three billion people in developing countries are still without effective access to loan and deposit services. The problem is particularly acute in Sub-Saharan Africa, where only between five and 25 percent of households have a formal relationship with a financial institution. The region is also home to just two percent of the world’s microfinance institutions.
Publish Date: 1/1/09
The report highlights IFC’s progress in access to finance (A2F) advisory services. More than half of IFC’s A2F advisory services activities are directly linked to investments and over 70 percent of our advisory services serve micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
Publish Date: 11/21/08
The Know Your Customer (KYC) Toolkit, available as a PDF, provides guidelines (which draw upon the results of research undertaken with local, regional and international banks participating in the Global Trade Finance Program) to inform banks of international best practice standards.
Publish Date: 10/13/08
The report highlights IFC’s progress in access to finance (A2F) advisory services. IFC’s A2F advisory services have grown significantly, from 86 projects and programs worth $27 million in funding commitments in FY03, to 180 projects and programs worth more than $280 million in funding commitments in FY07. More than half of IFC’s A2F advisory services activities are directly linked to investments.
Publish Date: 11/23/07