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.
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
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