IFC in East Asia and the Pacific focuses on supporting sustainable, private sector-led development to ensure the region’s economic growth reaches all segments of society. Around half of our investments in fiscal year 2012 were in the region’s poorest countries with IFC opening up access to finance for small and medium enterprises, connecting rural households to electricity for the first time, improving access to healthcare, and fighting climate change by improving energy efficiency.
Two of the world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitters—China and Indonesia—are located in East Asia.
One third of the world’s poor live in the region on $2 a day, and lack of basic infrastructure is a prevalent problem in many of East Asia’s megalopolises.
In response, IFC is focusing advisory and investment services to expand the private sector's role to fight climate change; promote inclusive rural growth and sustainable urbanization; foster global integration by helping Asian companies invest sustainably abroad.
Investing Early-Stage Equity
Providing risk capitalfor financial institutions and private sector businesses at an early stage. As shareholders, we set standards in corporate governance, standards for financial transparency, environmental and social standards. We use this experience to help governments set appropriate policies to expand private sectors effectively.
Reducing Carbon Footprints Profitably
Providing financing and advice in support of companies growing the bottom line by producing in more energy efficient waysor setting up renewable energy generation.
Investing in Frontier Regions
Investing in less-developed countries of East Asia Pacific, such as Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Pacific Islands, and poorer regions of middle-income markets. As these regions realize development opportunities, we enable access to finance and provide business advice so that rural and urban enterprises can grow and create jobs.
Supporting Global Integration
With IFC’s global expertise in emerging markets, we help larger companies in China, Indonesia, and other countries expand outside of East Asia Pacific in environmentally and socially sustainable ways.
Financing Lending – extending all types of loans to meet clients’ needs.
Equity – investing risk capital to help companies grow.
Mobilization – partnering with commercial banks, funds, investors, and development finance institutions to mobilize money for clients through syndications, parallel loans, trade facilitation, and other programs.
Advisory Services Project volume of more than $110 million in East Asia and the Pacific, providing expertise in key areas of private sector development, often integrated with IFC investments:
Access to Finance – Corporate Governance – Inclusive Business Models – Investment Climate – Public-Private Partnerships Transaction Advisory – Sustainable Business Advisory.
IFC Asset Management Company LLC Subsidiary of IFC that invests third-party capital in the form of private equity, enabling outside investors to benefit from IFC’s expertise in achieving strong equity returns as well as positive development results.