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Annual Report

Results by Advisory

Our experience shows that companies need more than financial investment to thrive.

To help the private sector in emerging markets, IFC provides advice, problem solving, and training to companies, industries, and governments.

Investment Climate

We help governments implement reforms that improve the business environment and help encourage and retain investment, thereby fostering competitive markets, growth, and job creation. Our priorities are to design and support regulatory reforms that support business and trade-friendly environments while also helping resolve legal and policy weaknesses that inhibit investment.  At the end of FY11, IFC had an active portfolio of 132 investment-climate projects in 57 countries, valued at about $204 million. Our project expenditures totaled $55.9 million.  In all, 79 percent of project expenditures attributable to clients in individual countries went to IDA countries and 25 percent to fragile and conflict-affected countries.

Project Expenditures by Product

Investment Climate

Investment Climate Business Line

Product Cumulative Development Results
for Projects Active During CY10
Doing Business 50 reforms in 33 countries
Alternative Dispute Resolution Four reforms in Cambodia, Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, and Tonga
Business Operations Five reforms in Belarus, Egypt, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine
Industry-Specific (Mining, Telecom, Tourism, and Other) Seven reforms in Bangladesh, Kenya, Lao PDR, Mozambique, and Vietnam
Investment Policy and Promotion Four reforms in Bhutan, Brazil, Guinea Bissau, Timor-Leste

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