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Industry Results

Our leadership role in sustainable private sector development reflects a special advantage—the depth and breadth of expertise we have acquired over more than 50 years of helping emerging-market firms succeed and grow.

We provide our clients the right mix of capabilities to address their needs, delivering the best of what IFC has to offer.

Financial Markets

Sound, inclusive, and sustainable financial markets are vital to development as they ensure efficient resource allocation. IFC’s work with financial intermediaries has helped strengthen financial institutions and overall financial systems. It has also allowed us to support far more micro, small, and medium enterprises than we would be able to on our own. 

Working through financial intermediaries enables IFC to encourage them to become more involved in sectors that are strategic priorities such as women-owned businesses and climate change, and in underserved regions such as fragile and conflict-affected states as well as in housing, infrastructure, and social services. 

In FY13, our commitments in financial markets totaled about $3.6 billion, about 20 percent of commitments for IFC’s own account.

FY13 Development Outcome Scores

Numbers at the left end of each bar are the total number of companies rated.
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Project Financing and Portfolio, by Industry

Financial Markets (inc. Trade Finance and Funds)
$ millions, for the years ended June 30 FY13 FY12
IFC commitments 11,014 9,859
Loans 2,324 2,276
Equity 1,806 1,240
Guarantees and risk management 6,884 6,343
Core Mobilization Commitments* 1,943 1,617
Total commitments 12,957 11,476
Committed portfolio for IFC's account 21,377 19,793
Committed portfolio for Loan Syndications** 1,264 1,289
Total portfolio 22,641 21,083

* Including Loan Syndications (B-Loans, Parallel Loans, and ALPS), IFC Initiatives, AMC, and Other Mobilization by Decision, as applicable for this Industry.

** Including B-Loans, ALPS (FY12 only), and Agented Parallel Loans.

Development Reach

Financial Markets Portfolio
CY11 CY12
SME loans ($ million)* 181,253 241,299
SME loans (million of loans)* 3.29 5.79
Microfinance loans ($ million)* 19,842 24,028
Microfinance loans (million of loans)* 19.71 21.98
Housing finance loans ($ million)** 6,241 23,614
Housing finance loans (million of loans)** 0.15 0.44

*Portfolio reach figures represent SME and microfinance outstanding loan portfolio of IFC clients as of end of CY11 and CY12, for MSME-oriented financial institutions/projects. 268 and 285 clients were required to report their end-of-year SME and microfinance portfolios in CY11 and CY12, respectively. 252 and 269 clients did so for CY11 and CY12, respectively. The missing data were extrapolated.

** Portfolio reach figures represent housing finance outstanding loan portfolio of IFC clients as of end of CY11 and CY12, for housing finance-oriented financial institutions/projects. 24 and 38 clients were required to report their end-of-year housing finance portfolios in CY11 and CY12, respectively. 24 and 27 clients did so for CY11 and CY12, respectively. The missing data were extrapolated.

Global Trade Finance

  FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 FY13
Guarantees Issued (US$ amount)* $1,448 m $2,376 m $3,461 m $4,623 m $5,975 m $6,500 m
Number of transactions 2,153 3,707 4,292 4,699 5,964 6,485
SMEs Supported (by number of transactions) 84% 84% 83% 79% 79% 80%
IDA Countries (US$ amount) $741 m (51%) $1,219 m (51%) $1,761 m (51%) $2,439 m (53%) $2,844 m (48%) $3,316 m (51%)
Africa Volume (US$ amount) $597 m (41%) $635 m (27%) $764 m (22%) $931 m (20%) $1,300 m (22%) $1,442 m (22%)
South-South Trade Supported (by number of transactions) 39% 45% 46% 43% 41% 41%
Total Trade Supported (US$ amount)* $1,877 m $3,075 m $3,971 m $5,599 m $7,524 m $7,764 m

* Adjusted to reflect the historical exchange rate.

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