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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 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.
Today, IFC and four other development finance institutions joined forces to support the expansion of the Panama Canal, one of the most vital infrastructure projects 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 Panama

IFC operates with an integrated approach providing investments and advisory services to clients and partners in Central America. Since Panama became a member of IFC in 1956, IFC has invested $1.6 billion in the country’s private sector, including $296.3 million in mobilization.*


IFC’s strategy in Panama focuses on developing financial markets and infrastructure, supporting activities that increase regional competitiveness, efficiency, and connectivity, and on investments that benefit the poor.


*As of October 1, 2013



Luc Grillet
Senior Manager for Central America and the Caribbean

Angela Maria Fonseca

Head, Panama and Costa Rica
Av. Aquilino de la Guardia y Calle 47
Edificio Ocean Business Plaza
Tel: (507) 831-2020

Tel: (507) 831-2035

Assistant: Nancy Quiroz 


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