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A strong and engaged private sector is indispensable to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. That’s where IFC comes in—we have more than 60 years of experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they’re needed most. Since 1956, IFC has leveraged $2.6 billion in capital to deliver more than $265 billion in financing for businesses in developing countries.

Stories of Impact

Across the world, our investments and advice help the private sector create jobs, improve basic services, foster small enterprises, and more. These stories demonstrate how IFC clients are making a difference in people’s lives.

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Sweetening Prospects for Ivoirian Cocoa Co-Ops

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India’s Solar-Energy Policies and Projects Fast-Track Results

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Serbia’s New Wind Farms Convert Potential into Power

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By Plugging in Africa, Mobisol Connects a Continent to Change

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Creating Markets

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IFC works to create markets that give new opportunities to people in developing countries. These stories show how our innovative approaches have helped solve some of the largest problems in countries or, sometimes, entire regions.

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Sowing Seeds of a Bright Future For Burkinabe Cotton Farmers

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Green Bonds Lay the Foundation for Colombia’s Green Buildings

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Better street lights boost business and improve lives in India

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A Green Bond to Help Fiji Secure a Greener Future

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Creating Vibrant Markets for Investment in Climate Solutions

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About IFC

We work with the private sector in developing countries to create markets that open up opportunities for all.

IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.

  • 4.6 Million

    Students Educated

  • 32 Million

    Patients Cared For

  • 51 Million

    People Supplied with Gas

  • $59 Billion

    In microfinance loans

  • The impact of IFC clients in 2015.

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