Share this page


Private equity and venture capital are critical to building dynamic, job-creating companies that drive prosperity, provide essential goods and services, and strengthen the middle class. IFC works with private equity funds in emerging markets to provide capital to companies and mobilize money for renewable energy, infrastructure, and other projects.

In FY19, we made about $1.1 billion in long-term investments in this sector, including $555 million mobilized from other investors.

FY19 Development Results

Numbers at the left end of each bar are the total number of companies rated.

Project Financing and Portfolio, by Industry

$ millions, for the year ending June 30
Long-term investment commitments 499
Equity 499
Guarantees and risk management
Core mobilization* 555
Total commitments 1,054
Portfolio Exposure** for IFC's account 4,950
Committed portfolio for loan syndications***
Total committed portfolio 4,950

* * Including Loan Syndications (B-Loans, Parallel Loans, and MCPP Loans), IFC Initiatives, AMC, Other Mobilization by Decision, and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Mobilization.
** Portfolio exposure is defined as the sum of the (i) committed exposure for IFC’s debt investments, (ii) fair market value of IFC’s equity investments, and (iii) total undisbursed equity commitments.
*** No committed portfolio for loan syndications under Funds.

Development Reach

Funds Portfolio
  CY17 CY18
Employment 862,634 658,469
Female employment 204,242 195,778
New Employment1 251,675 260,682
Payments to governments ($ millions) 2,330 1,887
Number of SMEs reached (1) 1,489 1,047
Number of investee companies with frontier exposure/IDA (1) 789 746
Number of positive growth investee companies in sales (1) 856 709

1 Includes data from IFC clients that may not be mapped to this industry sector.