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Investing for Impact

IFC is working with partners to establish principles for impact investing. They will help investors achieve positive impact for society alongside financial returns.

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A strong and engaged private sector is indispensable to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. That’s where IFC comes in—we have more than 60 years of experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they’re needed most. Since 1956, IFC has leveraged $2.6 billion in capital to deliver more than $265 billion in financing for businesses in developing countries.

Stories of Impact


Across the world, our investments and advice help the private sector create jobs, improve basic services, foster small enterprises, and more. These stories demonstrate how IFC clients are making a difference in people’s lives.

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Serving Up Second Chances in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Serving Up Second Chances in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Planting a Climate-Resilient Future for Niger

Planting a Climate-Resilient Future for Niger

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Surging Investments in Uzbekistan Signal a New Era

Surging Investments in Uzbekistan Signal a New Era

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Can a Truck Help Secure a Bank Loan? In Malawi, It Can.

Can a Truck Help Secure a Bank Loan? In Malawi, It Can.

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Creating Markets


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IFC works to create markets that give new opportunities to people in developing countries. These stories show how our innovative approaches have helped solve some of the largest problems in countries or, sometimes, entire regions.

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What’s Brewing in Ethiopia? Business and Competition

What’s Brewing in Ethiopia? Business and Competition

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Esoko Empowers Farmers, One Text at a Time

Esoko Empowers Farmers, One Text at a Time

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A Tunisian Entrepreneur Gets Dressed for Success

A Tunisian Entrepreneur Gets Dressed for Success

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Building Better Markets for Farmers

Building Better Markets for Farmers

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On the Road to Faster Freight Transport

On the Road to Faster Freight Transport

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About IFC

We work with the private sector in developing countries to create markets that open up opportunities for all.

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

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

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  • 5.7 Million

    Students Educated

  • 41 Million

    Patients Cared For

  • 187 Million

    People Provided with Phone Connections

  • 365 Billion

    In SME loans

  • The impact of IFC clients in 2017.

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