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Annual Report

Results by Industry

Our leadership role in sustainable private sector development reflects a special advantage—the depth and breadth of expertise we have acquired over more than 50 years of helping emerging-market firms succeed and grow.

We provide our clients the right mix of capabilities to address their needs, delivering the best of what IFC has to offer.


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.

FY12 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 Industry

$ millions, for the years ended June 30 FY12 FY11
IFC commitments 1,447 1,621
Loans 1,058 1,387
Equity 339 168
Guarantees and risk management 50 66
Core Mobilization Commitments* 1,294 2,711
Total commitments 2,741 4,332
Committed portfolio for IFC's account 8,608 7,490
Committed portfolio for Loan Syndications** 6,061 5,707
Total portfolio 14,669 13,197

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

**Including B-Loans, ALPs and Agented Parallel Loans.

Development Reach

Infrastructure Portfolio New Business
CY10 CY11 FY12
Employment 332,567 448,537 2,358
Female Employment 89,327 141,265 484
Power Generation (millions of customers) 41.9 41.9 4.65
Power Distribution (millions of customers)* 49.4 49.2 0.881
Water Distribution (millions of customers) 20.1 34.3 6.12
Airport Passengers (Million) 39.0 40.5 NA
Airline Passengers (Million) 84.6 93.5 NA
Transportation: Shipping, Freight & Cargo (M TEU Containers) 10.6 9.9 NA
Payments to Government ($ million) 8,197 4,916 2,602

*In FY12, IFC adjusted its methodology to better estimate the numbers of residential individuals reached in these sectors.

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