Telecommunications & Information Technology
Modern information and communication technologies make it easier for the poor to obtain access to services and resources. They expand opportunity and make markets and institutions more efficient.
IFC works to extend the availability of such technologies to promote sustainable economic growth and good governance, enhance social inclusion, and reduce poverty. We channel investments toward private companies that build modern communications infrastructure and information-technology businesses, and develop climate-friendly technologies.
IFC has the ability to raise additional funds through its syndications and guarantee program. We almost always bring co-investors into projects, providing comfort and encouraging other private investors into markets often considered too risky.
IFC increasingly helps clients move beyond their own national borders and into other developing markets.