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Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean 

IFC is helping to transform communications between North America and South America by deploying Seabras-1, a new 10,500 km fiber optic cable that will provide the first direct route between New York and Sao Paulo
The new port facility will significantly enhance Mexico’s trade and competitiveness with the ability to handle vessels of up to 15,000 TEU capacity.
Web-based collateral registries are helping transform the credit culture, especially for businesses owned by women and younger entrepreneurs who may not have credit histories or banking relationships.
Stuck on the border between Honduras and El Salvador in sweltering 40 degree heat, all Ricardo Melgar could think was that his tomatoes were slowly rotting.
Bogota is overhauling its public transit service by improving the fare collection, fleet management, and implementing real-time information technology.

The Global Development Bank for the Private Sector

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries.


  • Last year, IFC clients supported two million people through jobs, education and entrepreneurial opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean. 


  • One in eight people in the region benefit from infrastructure projects supported by IFC.


  • In Latin America and the Caribbean, IFC has offices in 16 countries which manage our operations in 30 countries in the region.


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