IFC provides comprehensive solutions to clients in developing countries to address today’s greatest development challenges.

IFC—the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries—works to improve lives by investing in companies, mobilizing new investors, and sharing expertise.

Our financial products help companies manage risk and broaden their access to foreign and domestic capital markets, while our advice helps unlock private sector investment, which is essential for expanding businesses, creating jobs and growing economies.

Our Products and Services

Our products and services are designed to meet the needs of clients in different industries, including infrastructure, manufacturing, agribusiness, services and financial markets.

Our financial products enable companies to manage risk and broaden their access to foreign and domestic capital markets. Investment services product lines include loans, equity investments, trade and commodity finance, derivatives and structured finance and blended finance.

We also play a catalytic role in mobilizing additional funding through parallel loans, loan participations, partial credit guarantees, securitizations, loan sales, risk sharing facilities and fund investments. By attracting new investors, we introduce our clients to new sources of capital and better ways of doing business.

In FY20, we made $22 billion in long-term investments in 282 projects to support the private sector in developing countries. This includes $10.9 billion mobilized from other investors.

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Our Industry Expertise

Our leadership role in sustainable private sector development reflects the depth and breadth of expertise we have acquired over 60 years of helping emerging-market firms succeed and grow.

We leverage our global industry knowledge to tackle the biggest development challenges of our era, including unemployment, climate change, gender inclusion, and food and water security. We focus on sectors that have the greatest potential to generate growth and job creation.

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