Access to Finance
IFC helps increase the availability and affordability of financial services for individuals and for micro, small, and medium enterprises. We help our financial clients provide broad-based financial services and build the financial infrastructure necessary for sustainable growth and employment.
At the end of FY13, we had an active portfolio of 263 projects—valued at $342.6 million—that promoted access to finance in 72 countries. In FY13, our advisory program expenditures reached about $62.6 million, of which 61 percent was in countries eligible to borrow from the International Development Association or IDA, the World Bank's fund for the poorest, and 13 percent was in fragile and conflict-affected areas.