+33 1 40 69 33 64 PAlayo@ifc.org Given its mandate as part of the World Bank Group, IFC does not invest in Western Europe, but rather supports the investment projects of Israeli sponsors in emerging markets.
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IFC Media Coverage from Israel
March 20, 2013, The Marker: Africa offers tremendous entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional growth. IFC, the investment arm of the World Bank, helps companies invest in developing countries. The head of the African branch of the organization, Oscar Chemerinsky, explains how he harnesses the governments and the business sector to deal with the problems of the continent and its potential development. Now he invites Israeli entrepreneurs to join: "I want to help companies keep an eye"
March 18, 2013, The Marker: World Bank looking for Israeli startups in cleantech.Regional Director of the World Bank's investment arm (IFC), Paula Alayo, came last week to visit Israel and met with representatives of 12 cleantech startups. IFC wants to invest up to $30 million in Israeli companies advanced stage (Lite Stage) after the R&D phase.
March 10, 2013, The Jerusalem Post: For Israel, Africa investment remains black box. One avenue of financing Israelis may turn to is the International Finance Corporation, the private-sector arm of the World Bank, which invested nearly $15.5 billion worldwide in 2012. “IFC considers Africa its top priority today,” says Oscar Chemerinski, Director Africa and Latin America Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services at the IFC’s Western Europe division.