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Regional Results

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Middle East and North Africa

By supporting private sector development, IFC has played an important role in addressing the challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa. Our commitments in the region totaled $2.8 billion in FY13, including more than $760 million mobilized from other investors—in spite of the region’s political uncertainty. 

We continued to implement an integrated Investment and Advisory Services strategy, making access to finance a priority. In FY13, our clients provided about 1.9 million loans to micro, small, and medium enterprises in the region, totaling over $13 billion. 

Improving the region’s investment climate has also been a strategic priority for us. So has strengthening education. In several countries, we rolled out the E4E Initiative for Arab Youth, a program designed to equip youth with the skills and training that employers want most.

FY13 Development Outcome Scores

Numbers at the left end of each bar are the total number of companies rated.
Series 1Series 2

Project Financing and Portfolio, by Region

Middle East and North Africa
$ millions, for the years ending June 30 FY131 FY121
IFC commitments 2,038 2,210
Loans 547 949
Equity 404 363
Guarantees and risk management 1,088 897
Core Mobilization Commitments* 766 668
Total commitments 2,804 2,878
Committed portfolio for IFC's account 5,793 5,585
Committed portfolio for Loan Syndications** 887 971
Total committed portfolio 6,680 6,556

1Amounts 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

Middle East and North Africa Portfolio
CY11 CY12
MSME Loans (number of loans) 1,824,652 1,909,752
MSME Loans (amount in $ million) 11,265 13,322
Power Generation (millions of customers) 4.0 3.4
Water Distribution (millions of customers) 1.0 1.1
Power Distribution (millions of customers)* 11.4 10.7
Phone Connections (millions of customers) 17.7 19.6
Farmers Reached 66,679 201,593
Patients Reached 2,203,935 3,558,699
Students Reached 4,118 4,376
Employment 108,731 244,491
Domestic Purchase of Goods and Services ($ million) 1,621.3 2,072
Payments to Government ($ million) 1,300 1,376

* One client in Middle East and North Africa contributed 10.22 million of Power Distribution customers in CY12.

Largest Country Exposures1 in FY13: Middle East & North Africa

Committed Portfolio ($ millions)
Rank within Region Country FY13 FY12
1 Egypt, Arab Republic of 1,130 1,153
2 Pakistan 827 929
3 Jordan 625 656

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

1Excludes individual country shares of regional and global projects

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