The developing world needs to improve its infrastructure to provide the electricity, transport services, and water required for progress. Private participation in infrastructure helps people in developing countries by extending their access to basic infrastructure, and by improving the quality and reliability of infrastructure services.
Investment in infrastructure projects forms a key part of IFC’s institutional strategy. IFC delivers landmark projects with direct and indirect benefits for the poor. Our investment strategy focuses on frontier countries and regions, where our services are most needed.
In FY12, we invested $2.7 billion in core infrastructure (power, transport, and water), including nearly $1.3 billion mobilized from other investors. Our projects delivered strong development impact, helping to provide water for more than 34 million people, and power for nearly 42 million.
Our primary objective is to strengthen our clients’ ability to deliver key infrastructure services such as water, wastewater management, transportation, gas, and electricity, and to improve their efficiency and accountability as service providers.