IFC is highlighting the importance of partnerships to strengthen Africa’s fragile states, which are among the poorest places in the world and those most in need of infrastructure, jobs, investment, and opportunity
The 2015FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards shortlisted three IFC inclusive business clients in the ‘Achievement in Inclusive Business ‘category which recognizes business models that reach the BOP.
A new agri-loan piloted by AccessBank Tanzania, in collaboration with IFC and The MasterCard Foundation, shows that it is possible to provide sustainable financial services to underserved rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Fragile and conflict affected states are among the poorest places in the world, where businesses are often crippled by cumbersome regulations, weak infrastructure and services, limited training opportunities, and a lack of access to finance.
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.