IFC brings a distinctive set of comparative advantages to help the private sector reduce poverty and foster inclusive economic growth.
Jobs. Innovation. Opportunity. The private sector drives them all.
Hundreds of millions of jobs are needed to lower the global unemployment rate.
Access to finance is critical to prosperity.
Private sector innovation can lower the costs of mitigating and adapting to climate change.
We focus on the building blocks of any modern economy—ports, railways, telecoms, and power.
Nearly a billion people go hungry every day, most of them in developing countries.
IFC projects help people gain skills that fit the needs of the global marketplace.
We play a leading role in expanding local-currency finance in developing countries.
Nearly half our investment projects—and most of our advisory work—is in IDA countries.
IFC helps introduce innovative solutions to the challenges of development.
We can transform markets by helping women harness their economic potential.
IFC helps unstable regions rebuild their private sectors and foster entrepreneurship.
Mobilizing funds from other investors allows us to achieve more than we could on our own.
IFC has a long record of innovation in tapping new sources of capital to support investment in emerging markets.
In FY12, IFC invested $1.5 billion in 41 South-South projects.
Trade finance offers a significant opportunity to expand our development impact.
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