Infrastructure  Priorities

IFC's Priorities in Infrastructure

INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES ARE NECESSARY TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO RELIABLE ELECTRICITY, CLEAN DRINKING WATER, AND SAFE ROADS.

IFC financing helps support clean and efficient energy, including renewable power, in emerging markets where these sectors need international investment to be viable. We provide equity and debt financing for projects, including early-stage initiatives, and mobilize additional funding from commercial banks and other partners through our syndication programs.

Working with the World Bank, we also help governments design and implement public-private partnerships in areas such as power, transportation, and municipal infrastructure, supporting improved service delivery, sustainability, and capacity building.

 

IFC'S FOCUS AREAS IN INFRASTRUCTURE ARE:

Power

IFC finances electricity generation, transmission and distribution projects across a range of technologies, with an emphasis on clean and efficient energy.


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Transportation

IFC investments help modernize ports, airports, roads, railways and other transportation infrastructure that can bolster international trade and ease urban congestion.


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Water

IFC is committed to expanding access to clean water and improved sanitation in developing countries. Our goal is to ensure reliable services in a sustainable and affordable way.


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Cities

IFC has forged strategic partnerships with cities around the world to offer solutions in areas such as urban transportation, street lighting, affordable housing, energy efficiency, and climate resilience.


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Innovation

IFC helps viable infrastructure projects get started and offers new models of financing to support them. We call our approach “working upstream.”


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