East Asia and the Pacific
Poverty is declining in East Asia and the Pacific, but one third of the region's population remains poor. IFC's work in the region focuses on supporting sustainable development—led by the private sector—to ensure that economic growth reaches all segments of society.
Our commitments in East Asia and the Pacific reached a record $3.4 billion in FY13, including $500 million mobilized from other investors. Advisory Services spending in the region climbed to $38.5 million.
IFC's projects have created jobs and opportunity for those who need them most. In 2012, our clients supported 716,000 farmers, helped educate more than 2,000 students, and provided employment opportunities for over 700,000 people in the region.