Latin America & the Caribbean
IFC in Latin America and the Caribbean
- IFC is a leading global financier of solar and wind energy. (Photo: John McNally / IFC)
- Boiler operators in Nicaragua. (Photo: Andrew Hamilton)
- We helped the Honduran government implement transparent and non-discriminatory rules for registering new pesticides and fertilizers. (Photo: Del Campo)
IFC has invested over $65 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean since its first project in Brazil, in 1956. This includes more than $20 billion mobilized from other investors. Today, IFC has offices in 16 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean which manage our operations in the region.
In the fiscal year that ended in June 2016, our long-term investments in the region totaled more than $5.1 billion, including about $2.4 billion mobilized from other investors. By supporting the private sector, we helped countries in the region achieve inclusive growth, deepen regional economic integration, and address the challenges of climate change and natural-resource management.
The impact of IFC clients in the region in 2015:
|17.7||MILLION CUSTOMERS SUPPLIED WITH POWER|
|5.5||MILLION PHONE CONNECTIONS PROVIDED|
|4.4||MILLION PATIENTS SERVED|
|2.2||MILLION STUDENTS REACHED|
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.