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Annual Report

Results by Region

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Annual Report 2011 - Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin America and Caribbean region accounts for the largest share of IFC commitments. In FY11, our commitments in the region totaled about $3 billion for our own account. We also mobilized an additional $2.2 billion. Advisory Services project expenditures amounted to $19.3 million.

We use our investment products and advisory services in the region to accelerate development by broadening access to finance, promoting infrastructure development, and helping the private sector generate productive jobs and deliver essential services to underserved segments of the population.

Our clients have generated significant development impact in the region. In calendar year 2010, IFC clients created almost 720,000 jobs. They made 3.4 million loans to small, medium, and micro enterprises totaling $45.3 billion. They distributed water and power to 9.7 million and 23 million customers, respectively, and provided phone connections to 11.5 million customers. Our clients reached nearly 168,000 farmers, more than 712,000 patients, and over 477,000 students.

FY11 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 Region

($ millions, fiscal year ending June 30) FY111 FY101
IFC commitments 3,031 3,006
Loans 1,045 1,194
Equity 454 548
Guarantees and risk management 1,532 1,264
Mobilization Commitments* 2,238 1,415
Total commitments 5,269 4,421
Committed portfolio for IFC's account 10,144 9,609
Committed portfolio for Loan Syndications** 4,028 3,581
Total committed portfolio 14,171 13,190

* Including Loan Syndications (B-Loans & Parallel Loans & ALPs), Structured Finance, IFC Initiatives, and AMC, as applicable for this Region

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

1 Some amounts include regional shares of investments that are officially classified as global projects.

Development Reach

  New Business Portfolio
Expectations FY11 CY10 CY09
MSME Loans (number of loans) 4,357,481 3,372,773 3,813,982
MSME Loans (amount in $ million) 20,120 45,344 34,295
Power Generation (millions of customers) 1.1 17.3 27.3
Water Distribution (millions of customers) 0.2 9.7 9.6
Power Distribution (millions of customers) 0.1 23.0 21.1
Phone Connections (millions of customers) 0.2 11.5 7.6
Farmers Reached 10,115 167,685 176,627
Patients Reached 845,000 712,685 1,798,144
Students Reached 433,000 477,350 916,385
Employment 71,084 719,981 689,198
Domestic Purchase of Goods and Services ($ million) 478.7 12,282.3 12,418.6
Payments to Government ($ million) 2,008 11,627 10,070

Largest Country Exposures in FY11: Latin America & the Caribbean

Committed Portfolio ($ millions)
Rank within Region Country FY11 FY10
1 Brazil 2,697 2,533
2 Colombia 1,073 1,021
3 Argentina 1,038 1,099

Based on IFC's account, as of June 30, 2011.

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