During his presentation at a two-day mid-January workshop in Naypyidaw, Director U Min Khaing announced an ambitious vision for the country’s power sector – to fulfill [Myanmar’s] electricity demands by 2030.
In Lao PDR, few small hydropower developers have been able to secure loans from domestic banks. More than 150 small hydropower project agreements have been signed, yet many projects are still working to secure the necessary funding.
In an op-ed in The Bangkok Post for International Women's Day, IFC Vice President, Karin Finkelston writes that infrastructure, makes a significantly bigger difference to a woman's life and work than a man's.
IFC in East Asia and the Pacific focuses on supporting sustainable, private sector-led development to ensure the region’s economic growth reaches all segments of society. Around half of our investments in fiscal year 2012 were in the region’s poorest countries with IFC opening up access to finance for small and medium enterprises, connecting rural households to electricity for the first time, improving access to healthcare, and fighting climate change by improving energy efficiency.