IFC provides comprehensive solutions to clients in developing countries to address today’s greatest development challenges.
IFC’s offerings are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients in different industries, with a special focus on 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. Our advice helps unlock private sector investment, which is essential for expanding businesses, creating jobs, and growing economies.
We work with the private sector to encourage entrepreneurship and build sustainable businesses—advising them on a wide range of issues, including environmental, social and governance standards, energy and resource efficiency, and supply chains. We help expand access to critical finance for individuals and micro, small, and medium enterprises through our work with financial intermediary clients.
We also measure our results and those of our clients to assess whether we are contributing effectively to our goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity—and whether our work is making a difference to the people and markets that most need our help.
IFC provided more than $23 billion in financing for private sector development in fiscal year 2018, including $11.7 billion mobilized from investment partners. Of this, nearly $6.8 billion went to the world's poorest countries—those eligible to borrow from the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA)—and more than $3.7 billion was invested in areas affected by fragility, conflict, and violence.