Focus Area

Financing the Creative Industries through other financial institutions

IFC can finance the Creative Industries by providing credit lines to Partner Financial Intermediaries, trade finance to ecommerce platforms or educational finance to develop local talent, and by providing unfunded Risk Sharing Facilities to financiers to mitigate their portfolio risk.

The creative industries rarely attract funding from traditional financial institutions because of the high investment risks involved. Additionally, emerging markets with a nascent tech ecosystem also attract limited venture capital funding compared to more established economies. 

IFC supports the growth of creative industries by driving investment through financial and non-financial solutions such as debt financing, risk sharing facilities and upstream support. IFC seeks to leverage its long-standing expertise in private sector investment to mitigate risks and foster a fertile environment for investment.

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