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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
More than 40 percent of businesses registered in Latin America and the Caribbean are owned by women. However, access to credit is harder for women than for men throughout the region.
KPMG recognized IFC's Bahia Suburbio Hospital and Belo Horizonte Schools in its Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition as models of how public-private partnerships can improve health and education for underserved Brazilians.
Global trade is a vital artery to economic growth. Our Global Trade Finance Program has issued more than $3.9 billion in guarantees to facilitate trade flows in Latin America and the Caribbean since the program’s inception in the region in 2006.
One million people live in Periperi, an impoverished district in the Brazilian city of Salvador. For decades, they lacked an emergency hospital. That's about to change with the Hospital do Subúrbio.
Guia para modernização de procedimentos para licenciamento de empresas







A regulação da atividade econômica é importante para proteger a sociedade, bem como as próprias empresas.


Com o objetivo de promover o desenvolvimento, mas sem esquecer a proteção à sociedade e às empresas, a Confederação Nacional da Indústria (CNI) e a International Finance Corporation (IFC), do Grupo Banco Mundial, apresentam este guia.


Convidamos todos os prefeitos e prefeitas do Brasil a conhecer, avaliar e implementar as propostas aqui apresentadas.


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Manual for Performance-Based Contracting by Water Utility Companies in Brazil



This manual is a practical tool to promote the development of Performance-Based Contracts with the intention of helping water utility companies improve their operational efficiency levels, reduce their water losses, and increase the quality of their services.

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IFC in Brazil

IFC’s office in São Paulo oversees its investments and advisory services in Brazil. Since Brazil became a member of IFC in 1956, IFC has invested $18.4 billion in the country’s private sector, including $6.4 billion in mobilization.*


IFC’s strategy in Brazil aims to support investments in the Northeast and Amazon, help innovative companies access new markets and products to promote competition, and increase IFC’s advisory support to local governments through public-private partnerships in infrastructure and the environment.


Other key areas include improving the investment climate, helping small businesses join the formal economy, and meeting the needs of low-income communities. IFC promotes socially and environmentally sustainable business practices in the Amazon region. 


*As of October 1, 2013


Hector Gomez Ang
Country Manager
Edifício Torre Sul
Rua James Joule, 65 - 19o. andar
Cidade Monções
São Paulo SP, Brasil
Tel: (5511) 5185-6888
Fax: (5511) 5185-6890

Assistant: Maria Silvia Souza

Rua Redentor, 14-Ipanema
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Tel: (5521) 2525-5850
Fax: (5521) 2525-5879

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