IFC led a consortium of financiers in Togo’s largest-ever private investment project, the Lomé Container Terminal (LCT), which will play a critical role in reducing costs and trade impediments and encouraging regional integration.
IFC advised the Jordanian government on a pioneering public-private partnership that led to the construction of the new terminal and the renovation of existing buildings at the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman, Jordan.
Modern infrastructure spurs economic growth, improves living standards, and can represent an opportunity to address emerging development challenges, including rapid urbanization and climate change.
It is also an area in which the private sector can make a significant contribution, providing essential services to large numbers of people, efficiently, affordably, and profitably. This is IFC’s focus: supporting private infrastructure projects whose innovative, high-impact business models can be widely replicated.
We help increase access to power, transport, and water by financing infrastructure projects and advising client governments on public-private partnerships. We mitigate risk and leverage specialized financial structuring and other capabilities. In FY13, our new commitments in this sector totaled $2.2 billion, or about 12 percent of commitments for IFC’s own account.