International Finance Corporation

IFC at COP28


Join IFC and the World Bank Group at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai from November 30-December 12.  Watch live events and announcements from the conference on our dedicated page.

The Latest from IFC

Scaling Global Clean Hydrogen Financing

Green hydrogen is being touted as a solution to help decarbonize industries and support countries as they become energy independent. But high production costs and limited infrastructure have been hampering this. What supportive policy frameworks and financial innovations are available to help deploy the technology more broadly?

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Decarbonizing the Built Environment

IFC's recent report, Building Green: Sustainable Construction in Emerging Markets, analyzes the investments, financing solutions, technologies, policies – and the economic trade-offs they imply– that can help reduce carbon emissions in construction value chains in emerging markets over the next decade (by 2035). 

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Decarbonization of Hard-to-Abate Sectors

The hard-to-abate sectors, such as cement, steel, glass & chemicals sectors, and the heavy-duty transport sector, have a vital role to play in meeting the Paris Agreement targets. During this event, CEOs will convene to unpack challenges and opportunities involved in decarbonizing these sectors of the economy.

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A strong and engaged private sector is indispensible to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. That's where IFC comes in - we have more than 60 years experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they are needed most.

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We provide investment, advice, and asset management — offerings that are mutually reinforcing and can be tailored to a client’s specific needs.

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We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.

Our Impact

IFC works with clients to create the opportunities which help the private sector mobilize solutions and finance to solve development challenges.

IFC at a glance

IFC - a member of the World Bank Group - is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

We leverage the power of the private sector and share expertise to transform ideas into investments for green growth, inclusive jobs and impactful projects. 

  • 62.5 Million
    People connected to the internet
  • 11.3 Million
    People supplied with power
  • $226.5 Billion
    In Trade Finance Volume
  • $516.9 Billion
    In Impact from SME Loans


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IFC’s impact spans more than 100 nations. We empower entrepreneurs all over the world, turning bold ideas into engines of inclusive growth creating millions of jobs, uplifting lives, and transforming communities.