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Regional Results

We work with private sector clients in every region of the world, and in industries with the greatest potential to create opportunity and improve lives.

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Sub-Saharan Africa

IFC’s total commitments in Sub-Saharan Africa topped $5.2 billion in FY13, including nearly $1.8 billion mobilized from other investors. 

Our work aims to promote sustainable, inclusive growth across the region. We build on the momentum in more successful countries, helping improve the investment climate and expand access to finance. In others, we help to put in place some of the essential building blocks of private sector development: basic infrastructure to support agribusiness and manufacturing competitiveness. 

Our clients created more than 250,000 jobs in the region last year. They also reached 675,000 farmers, an increase of more than 70 percent from the previous year. 

The region accounted for nearly 30 percent of IFC’s Advisory Services expenditures in the fiscal year, receiving $65.4 million.

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 Region

Sub-Saharan Africa
$ millions, for the years ending June 30 FY131 FY121
IFC commitments 3,501 2,733
Loans 1,691 1,042
Equity 349 358
Guarantees and risk management 1,461 1,334
Core Mobilization Commitments* 1,778 1,217
Total commitments 5,278 3,950
Committed portfolio for IFC's account 7,833 6,461
Committed portfolio for Loan Syndications** 1,393 570
Total committed portfolio 9,226 7,031

1 Amounts include regional shares of investments that are officially classified as global projects.

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

** Including B-Loans and Agented Parallel Loans.

Development Reach

Sub-Saharan Africa Portfolio
CY11 CY12
MSME Loans (number of loans) 450,560 799,343
MSME Loans (amount in $ million) 5,219 7,594
Power Generation (millions of customers) 4.0 5.9
Water Distribution (millions of customers)* 4.9 5.1
Power Distribution (millions of customers) 3.9 5.2
Phone Connections (millions of customers) 28.5 22.3
Farmers Reached 382,067 675,802
Patients Reached 933,800 915,069
Students Reached** 138,921 118,993
Employment 255,833 254,013
Domestic Purchase of Goods and Services ($ million) 3,428.6 3,198
Payments to Government ($ million) 3,974 3,857

* CY11 total Water Distribution customers revised due to the restatement of one client value in Sub-Saharan Africa. One client in Sub-Saharan Africa contributed 4.7 million of Water Distribution customers in CY12.

** One client in Sub-Saharan Africa contributed 107,000 of Students Reached in CY12.

Largest Country Exposures1 in FY13: Sub-Saharan Africa

Committed Portfolio ($ millions)
Rank within Region Country FY13 FY12
1 Nigeria 1,334 1,106
2 South Africa 900 646
3 Ghana 849 726

Based on IFC's account, as of June 30,2013

1Excludes individual country shares of regional and global projects

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