IFC is the largest multilateral investor in private education in emerging markets.
IFC invests in companies in primary, secondary, technical and vocational, and tertiary education. IFC supports providers of student finance and providers of educational inputs, services, and tools for students, parents, teachers, and institutions.
IFC has a team of education and investment specialists dedicated to supporting clients with a range of debt and equity products that are not generally available in emerging markets.
IFC helps its education clients to manage efficiently, making them attractive to investors and capable of further expansion.
IFC's investment work is complemented by advisory services, such as business environment improvement, value-added training, and studies facilitating development of new products, public-private partnerships, and corporate governance improvement.
A company or entrepreneur seeking to establish a new venture or expand an existing enterprise can approach IFC directly. The investment proposal can be submitted to the IFC field office that is closest to the location of the proposed project.
Over the past 13 years, IFC has invested over $711 million, spanning over 94 projects in 35 countries, including some of the world’s poorest. In any given year, commitments in education typically represent 4 percent of IFC’s total annual commitments.