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Heather Melville talks with EMENA Quarterly talk about the importance of diversity, the development of female talent, and the power of networking and building your brand.
We are always on the look-out for bright and talented people who are inspired, and inspiring.
We are always on the look-out for bright and talented people who are inspired, and inspiring.
March 28, 2014 -- Albania’s residential sector uses more than half the country’s electricity supply, representing a huge opportunity to reduce energy consumption and address energy deficits.
Croatia’s new award-winning $450 million terminal at Zagreb International Airport, built by a consortium supported by IFC, is expected to spark meaningful economic growth.

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IFC in Europe & Central Asia

In Europe and Central Asia (ECA), we support economic development by expanding access to finance, improving infrastructure, and tackling climate change through a mix of investments and advisory services. With continued euro zone volatility, IFC supports diversification and ensures access to basic goods and services to create opportunity for people to escape extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity. 


  • In fiscal year 2013 (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013), IFC committed $4.5 billion in 131 projects across 20 countries ($3.3 billion from our own account; $1.2 billion in syndicated and parallel loans and investor funds).
  • ECA Advisory Services helped governments reform business permits, inspections, trade regulations and tax-administration systems, helping reduce administrative costs for the private sector by over $52 million per year, significantly improving the region’s business climate.



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