Sub-Saharan Africa

IFC in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • BOOSTING FOOD PRODUCTION

    We work to increase food output in a sustainable and inclusive way.

  • EXPANDING FINANCIAL SERVICES

    We help develop well-functioning securities markets and promote trade.

  • SUPPORTING GROWTH IN THE POOREST COUNTRIES

    By improving the business environment and increasing private sector involvement.

IFC has established a leading position promoting private sector investment in Africa. Over nearly six decades, IFC has invested more than $25 billion in African businesses and financial institutions, and our current portfolio exceeds $5 billion. We are a leading provider of advice to promote a sustainable private sector and mobilize capital from other investors who invest alongside IFC in critical sectors for Africa’s future.

LEARN MORE ABOUT IFC’S PRIORITIES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

 

Development Reach

The impact of IFC clients in the region (in 2014):

$9.3 BILLION IN LOANS TO MSMES
20 MILLION CUSTOMERS PROVIDED WITH POWER
1.2 MILLION FARMERS REACHED
240,000 JOBS SUPPORTED
960,000 PATIENTS SERVED

A company or entrepreneur seeking to establish a new venture or expand an existing enterprise can approach IFC directly.

The investment proposal can be submitted to the IFC field office that is closest to the location of the proposed project.

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