Development Impact

OVERVIEW

 

How can we determine if our projects contribute to the World Bank Group’s twin goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity? We work with our clients to assess the effectiveness of IFC projects and to learn about what works and what doesn’t work. We aim to incorporate lessons from the past into new investment and advisory operations, maximizing their development impact.

We use diverse methodologies, tools, and approaches to monitor and assess projects' development impact and generate knowledge that helps inform IFC's strategic directions. We are part of a global professional community working to improve how we measure the development impact of private sector operations.

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DEVELOPMENT REACH

The impact of IFC clients in 2016:

34.0 MILLION PATIENTS SERVED
4.9 MILLION STUDENTS REACHED
59.9 MILLION PEOPLE SUPPLIED WITH GAS
104.2 MILLION PEOPLE SUPPLIED WITH POWER
345.3 MILLION PEOPLE WITH PHONE CONNECTIONS

Our results-measurement framework features three mutually reinforcing components: The IFC Development Goals, a monitoring system to measure development results, and evaluations of our operations. For more information about result measurement framework, click here.