Haiti’s needs were urgent. IFC’s response was swift. In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck the country in January 2010, IFC quickly approved and made available a $35 million emergency investment program.
IFC’s office in Santo Domingo is the hub for business development and client relationship management in the Caribbean region. The office oversees investments and advisory services to clients and partners in Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, which includes Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Lucia.
Since its founding in 1956, IFC has committed $2.8 billion to the Caribbean's private sector, including 879.9 million in mobilization.* IFC’s strategy aims to help diversify the region’s economy and strengthen private sector competitiveness to stimulate economic growth and job creation. IFC supports private sector participation in infrastructure and assists local companies expand within and beyond the region. IFC also supports the financial sector to promote access to finance for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Generating sustainable growth and leveraging comparative advantages are at the forefront of IFC strategy.