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Latin America and the Caribbean

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.
Coffee is the world’s second most-traded commodity after oil, and a source of income for small-scale farmers in more than 50 countries.
The World Bank Group has joined forces with four other development banks to coordinate crisis-response initiatives and spur economic recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean.
IFC is helping the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean increase its competitiveness and its role in social and....

IFC in Guatemala

IFC is expanding its operations in Central America to become a partner for the private sector and other key players in order to accelerate economic and social development. From its office in Guatemala, IFC operates with an integrated approach providing investments and advisory services to clients and partners. Since Guatemala became a member of IFC in 1956, IFC has invested $1.3 billion in the country’s private sector, including $354.7 million in mobilization.*

IFC’s strategy in Guatemala focuses on strengthening private sector competitiveness, reducing inequality, and facilitating social inclusion. IFC seeks to strengthen the financial sector, promoting access to finance for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs); invest in infrastructure and energy projects; and support leading firms in agriculture, industry, and services, helping local companies to become regional and global players. Through a strong advisory services program, IFC aims to improve the investment climate and provide technical assistance to IFC clients in the private and public sectors.


*As of October 1, 2013


Luc Grillet

Senior Manager for Central America and the Caribbean


Javier Posas
Country Head and Senior Investment Officer
13 calle 3-40, Zona 10
Edificio Atlantis Nivel 14, Of. 1402
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Tel: (502) 2329-8000
Assistant: Jessica Garcia

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