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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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Latin America and the Caribbean

IFC provided a record $6.5 billion to 129 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean in FY13, including $1.7 billion mobilized from other financial institutions. Our priorities in the region include expanding access to finance and encouraging good environmental and social performance. We also work to boost competitiveness and strengthen regional integration. 

Our clients in the region supported nearly 680,000 jobs and helped educate about 900,000 students last year. In the financial sector, they provided nearly 15 million loans valued at about $82 billion to micro, small, and medium enterprises. 

Supporting smaller economies is a priority for us—we invested $1 billion in such economies in Central America and the Caribbean in FY13. We also invested more than $400 million in projects in the frontier regions of north and northeast Brazil and the Amazon.

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

Latin America and the Caribbean
$ millions, for the years ending June 30 FY121 FY111
IFC commitments 4,822 3,680
Loans 2,234 1,284
Equity 959 564
Guarantees and risk management 1,630 1,832
Core Mobilization Commitments* 1,750 1,292
Total commitments 6,572 4,972
Committed portfolio for IFC's account 10,993 10,371
Loan Syndications** 4,621 4,310
Total committed portfolio 15,614 14,681

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, ALPS, Agented Parallel Loans, and Unfunded Risk Participation (URP) (FY13 only).

Development Reach

Latin America and the Caribbean Portfolio
CY11 CY12
MSME Loans (number of loans) 6,849,385 14,414,665
MSME Loans (amount in $ million) 54,796 82,262
Power Generation (millions of customers) 12.9 13.4
Gas Distribution (millions of customers) 0.2 0.4
Water Distribution (millions of customers) 13.2 18.8
Power Distribution (millions of customers) 19.1 18.8
Phone Connections (millions of customers) 9.7 7.8
Farmers Reached 750,326 97,971
Patients Reached 1,819,454 2,153,212
Students Reached 791,079 903,162
Employment 680,870 678,982
Domestic Purchase of Goods and Services ($ million) 12,063.8 11,735
Payments to Government ($ million) 8,568 12,444

Largest Country Exposures1 in FY13: Latin America & the Caribbean

Committed Portfolio ($ millions)
Rank within Region Country FY13 FY12
1 Brazil 2,690 2,572
2 Mexico 1,584 1,188
3 Colombia 947 954

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

1Excludes individual country shares of regional and global projects

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