IFC worked to strengthen a flour mill’s value chain by providing IFC’s Business Edge training to farmers and small and medium enterprises and facilitated their links to financial institutions and their access to finance.
This new report summarizes the practical lessons that we can learn from IFC’s inclusive business clients. There are lessons for each phase of the value chain – procurement, product development, distribution and retail, and marketing and sales.
IFC launched the first Inclusive Business Bonds and raised over $100 million for investment in companies that actively integrate low-income communities into their value chain so they can participate in economic growth.
Private sector development requires more than just finance. Experience shows the powerful role advisory services can play in unlocking investment and helping businesses expand and create jobs. To help the private sector in emerging markets, IFC provides advice, problem solving, and training to companies, industries, and governments.