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Regional Results

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South Asia

IFC has been delivering substantial impact in South Asia, despite challenging local conditions that include rising income inequality and severe poverty. 

In FY13, our total commitments in the region totaled nearly $2.5 billion, up almost 60 percent from the previous year. Resources mobilized by IFC from other investors tripled, to $764 million. Advisory Services expenditures reached $33.6 million. 

To help the region grow out of poverty, IFC worked to increase access to finance, infrastructure, and markets. Our clients provided phone access to more than 120 million customers and delivered the equivalent of $23.7 billion in loans to micro, small, and medium enterprises. 

Climate change is another priority for IFC in South Asia, especially because of the region’s vulnerability to rising temperatures. Our projects aimed at achieving energy efficiency, particularly in agriculture and irrigation.

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

South Asia
$ millions, for the years ending June 30 FY131 FY121
IFC commitments 1,697 1,312
Loans 1,006 678
Equity 264 320
Guarantees and risk management 427 314
Core Mobilization Commitments* 764 251
Total commitments 2,462 1,563
Committed portfolio for IFC's account 5,582 4,697
Loan Syndications** 1,091 570
Total committed portfolio 6,673 5,267

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

Development Reach

South Asia Portfolio
CY11 CY12
MSME Loans (number of loans) 7,184,007 2,768,375
MSME Loans (amount in $ million) 19,772 23,762
Power Generation (millions of customers) 5.1 5.9
Water Distribution (millions of customers) 0.7 0.9
Gas Distribution (millions of customers) 1.6 1.9
Power Distribution (millions of customers) 0.1 0.1
Phone Connections (millions of customers)* 97.4 120.5
Farmers Reached 486,683 620,843
Patients Reached 2,469,057 3,344,689
Employment 326,569 327,431
Domestic Purchase of Goods and Services ($ million) 5,709.4 4,986
Payments to Government ($ million) 861 902

* One client is South Asia contributed 112.7 million of Phone Connections customers in CY12.

Largest Country Exposures1 in FY13: South Asia

Committed Portfolio ($ millions)
Rank within Region Country FY13 FY12
1 India 4,453 3,965
2 Bangladesh 602 270
3 Sri Lanka 204 178

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

1Excludes individual country shares of regional and global projects

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