About IFC

Overview

WE WORK WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TO HELP CREATE OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL.

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

We utilize and leverage our products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group—to provide development solutions customized to meet clients’ needs. We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and political challenges.

Clients view IFC as a provider and mobilizer of scarce capital, knowledge, and long-term partnerships that can help address critical constraints in areas such as finance, infrastructure, employee skills, and the regulatory environment.

IFC is also a leading mobilizer of third-party resources for its projects. Our willingness to engage in difficult environments and our leadership in crowding-in private finance enable us to extend our footprint and have a development impact well beyond our direct resources.

 

 


WHAT WE BRING

Innovation:

For more than half a century, IFC has innovated to strengthen private sector development wherever it’s needed most.

Influence:

As the world’s largest global development institution focused on the private sector, IFC plays a significant role in influencing the course of private sector development.

Demonstration:

We have a long history of setting a good example—of demonstrating the rewards of investing in challenging markets.

Impact:

We go wherever we are needed most, and deploy our resources wherever they will achieve the greatest impact.

 

IFC's projects and programs are evaluated by the Independent Evaluation Group. Accountability is ensured by the independent Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman.