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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia meet its energy demands through long terms loans to private energy companies doing business in the country of two million people.
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IFC’s International Standards and Technical Regulations Program assisted the Skopje-based ....

Contact Information

Filip Vtori Makedonski, 3
Soravia Center, Floor 3
Skopje, FYR Macedonia
Tel: +389 2 5515 260

Contact Representatives:
Zoran Martinovski
Country Officer




Thomas Lubeck 
Regional Manager, Western Balkans



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IFC in FYR Macedonia

FYR Macedonia became a shareholder and member of IFC in 1993. Since then, IFC's long term finance investment in FYR Macedonia totaled $382.1 million, including $181.7 million mobilized from our partners, in 19 projects across a variety of sectors. In addition, IFC has supported trade flows of $49.8 million through its trade finance program. Our committed investment portfolio in FYR Macedonia as of 30 June 2016 is $45.5 million. Through the joint GPs and independently, IFC’s advisory services aim to improve the investment climate, performance of private sector companies, and to attract private sector participation in development of infrastructure projects.


IFC Strategy in FYR Macedonia


Through a combination of investment and advisory services we will continue to partner with clients in strategic sectors crucial for country’s long-term sustainable development, with a particular focus on:


  • Financial sector with a special emphasis on small and medium enterprise and energy efficiency lending
  • Climate change including investments in infrastructure and energy sectors
  • Agribusiness with an emphasis on food retail and manufacturing
  • Value-added manufacturing
  • Business infrastructure with a focus on logistics and distribution
  • Sub-national finance with a focus on municipal infrastructure and waste management
  • Health and education


IFC Investment


IFC is focusing its investments services on increasing access to finance by supporting the development of local financial institutions, especially ones that concentrate on small and medium enterprises. IFC also invested in the energy sector, telecommunications and general manufacturing sectors.


Details of projects currently in progress can be found in IFC Disclosure. For completed projects see press releases below or visit the IFC Press Room.


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