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Latin America and the Caribbean

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 Microfinance Enhancement Facility is a crisis-response vehicle designed to get cash flowing quickly to more than 100 microfinance institutions such as FDL to help them overcome the crisis and build on their successes.
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 Nicaragua

From its office in Managua, IFC operates with an integrated approach providing investments and advisory services to clients and partners. Since Nicaragua became a member of IFC in 1956, IFC has invested $544 million in the country’s private sector, including $165 million in mobilization.

IFC’s strategy in Nicaragua focuses on promoting access to finance for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and supporting the expansion of leading firms throughout the region, such as exporters in the agribusiness and forestry sectors, in order to stimulate job creation and economic growth in rural areas. To strengthen Nicaragua’s competitiveness, IFC supports key infrastructure initiatives -- including renewable energy projects -- and improves the investment climate through the simplification of regulations at the municipal level.


*As of October 1, 2013



Luc Grillet
Senior Manager for Central America and the Caribbean

Carolina Cárdenas

Country Head and Senior Investment Officer

Plaza Santo Domingo
Km. 6½ Carretera a Masaya
Edificio Cobirsa 2, Piso 5
Managua, Nicaragua
Tel: (505) 2270-0000
Assistant: Julissa Gadea Villanueva 

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