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IFC has decades of experience in financing, structuring, and leading complex energy transactions in emerging markets. As a leading financier of low-cost renewable energy, IFC has financed more than 8.5GW of hydropower, 8.6GW of solar, and 5.8GW of wind projects to date. IFC also finances transmission and distribution infrastructure, supporting network resilience and further renewable energy integration.

IFC can provide and mobilize senior debt with long maturities, fixed or floating rates, local currencies and flexible amortization profiles, and subordinated debt with terms tailored to meet project needs. We have significant expertise in project finance, having financed many landmark energy projects in developing countries, and also support our clients through corporate finance facilities. IFC can provide green and sustainability-linked financing and implementation support.

IFC can also provide up to 20 percent of the equity invested in a project or company, and on a selective basis, start-up equity, collaboration, and co-development assistance for early-stage project development.

Drawing from in-house technical expertise, we provide advice on engineering, environmental standards, public-private partnerships (PPPs), risk management, and more. We also draw on extensive knowledge of local markets and new technologies and have a successful track record in markets undergoing reform.

Related Programs

Innovation in Energy

IFC is a leader in advancing energy innovation, supporting, and accelerating introduction of new technologies in developing countries.

Scaling Wind

The Scaling Wind program leverages IFC's experience in the sector to facilitate expansion of utility-scale wind power in developing countries. 

Scaling Mini-Grid (SMG)

Scaling Mini-Grid (SMG) seeks to increase private investment in mini-grid services by working with governments, private sector investors and donors.

Scaling Up Renewable Energy

Renewables offer a viable path forward in meeting growing energy demand, especially in developing countries.


Elsa Le Borgne
Manager, Global Energy
Nadine Ghannam
Senior Communications and Outreach Officer
(202) 473-3011