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Access to Finance Annual Review 2013
Access to Finance Advisory's 2013 Annual Review highlights the business line's milestones and accomplishments during the fiscal year to improve availability of finance for our end beneficiaries — individuals and micro, small, and medium enterprises, through our work with financial intermediaries. We continued to help transfer knowledge and best practices to our clients in areas such as SME banking, corporate governance, risk management, energy-efficiency finance, financial infrastructure, and others — working closely with our investment colleagues to offer joint solutions.
In 2013 we further strengthened our development impact and results through stronger emphasis on transformational projects, actively engaging with 299 clients, helping build essential financial infrastructure — credit reporting systems and collateral registries, reaching 41 million microfinance and over 1 million SME clients together with investment colleagues. We carried on with notable initiatives that advanced IFC’s thought leadership, including FinNet 2013 and high-level seminars during the Spring and Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the IMF. View e-book.