Latin America & the Caribbean

IFC in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Latin America and the CaribbeanIFC is a leading global financier of solar and wind energy. (Photo: John McNally / IFC)

    HELPING COUNTRIES ADAPT

    By investing in energy sources that help countries mitigate the effects of climate change.

  • Latin America and the CaribbeanBoiler operators in Nicaragua. (Photo: Andrew Hamilton)

    SUPPORTING ECONOMIES FROM THE GROUND UP

    We’re building infrastructure that allows communities to thrive.

  • Latin America and the CaribbeanWe helped the Honduran government implement transparent and non-discriminatory rules for registering new pesticides and fertilizers. (Photo: Del Campo)

    SOWING THE SEEDS OF CHANGE

    By investing in food production and distribution, and improving logistics.

 

IFC has invested over $76 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean since our first project in Brazil, in 1957. 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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT IFC'S PRIORITIES IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

 

Development Reach

The impact of IFC clients in the region in 2015:

17.7 MILLION CUSTOMERS SUPPLIED WITH POWER
5.5 MILLION PHONE CONNECTIONS PROVIDED
654,000 FARMERS REACHED
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.

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