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Aug 1, 2012

Nib International Bank

Founded in 1999, Nib International Bank S.C. (NIB) is one of Ethiopia’s fastest-growing private banks, with total assets having grown 64% between 2008 and 2010 to reach $400 million. It is headquartered in Addis Ababa and operates a network of 48 branches, providing extensive coverage throughout the country.

Aug 1, 2012

Aadhar Housing Finance

Aadhar Housing Finance Ltd. (AHFL) seeks to extend opportunities for home ownership to low- and lower middle-income households in India. Established in 2011 as a registered Housing Finance Company, AHFL is regulated by India’s National Housing Bank. In its first year of operation, AHFL disbursed 861 loans worth $8.8 million, with approximately 50% of new loans going to customers earning $100-$400 per month.

Aug 1, 2012


Tribanco is the financial intermediary for Grupo Martins, the largest wholesaler and distributor in Latin America, which services mostly family-owned micro, small and medium sized enterprises in Brazil. Tribanco provides more than 37,000 of Grupo Martins’ retailers with training and access to financing for inventory or store renovations, enabling them to remain competitive and improve profitability. It also facilitates short-term access to credit to low-income customers through credit cards offered via 9000 Grupo Martins’ retailers. More than 2.5 million credit cards are being used by low-income customers to buy food and basic necessities.

Aug 1, 2012

Grupo FinTerra, S.A. de C.V., SOFOM, ENR (FinTerra)

FinTerra is a specialized, non-deposit taking financial institution, which specializes in lending to small, medium, and large farmers and agribusinesses in Mexico. FinTerra is one of several agribusiness nonbank financial institutions nationwide. Since its founding in 2004, the company has become the largest of the independent agribusiness non-bank financial institutions in terms of loan portfolio size and shareholders’ equity.

Aug 1, 2012


Vinte is a homebuilder specializing in affordable, sustainable housing for low- and middle-income families in Mexico. Vinte’s cutting-edge technologies are helping it to introduce innovations that save homebuyers on ongoing home maintenance costs, such as designing homes to reduce gas bills by 75%, monitoring consumption of utilities through wall meters, and installing rooftop solar cells for energy production. As of June 2012, VINTE had sold more than 11,000 affordable homes.

Jul 30, 2012

Making Security Interests Public: Registration Mechanisms in 35 Jurisdictions

The report focuses on the analysis of the registration mechanisms in 35 jurisdictions, highlighting the importance of a publicly accessible registry where information on interests in movable asets can be registered. The main goals of collateral registries are to provide public notice of interests in movable assets and to establish priority in the assets described in the notice for secured creditors.

Jul 1, 2012

Policy Note on the Business Environment for Inclusive Business Models

This policy note analyzes survey answers from the G20 Challenge applicants on the regulatory obstacles they face in their businesses. It summarizes how public policy can support business models that include people at the base of the pyramid as producers or suppliers (focusing on agriculture) and as customers (focusing on affordable housing, health, education and basic financial services).

Jun 26, 2012

Financial Access 2011

Financial Access 2011 presents an overview of the landscape of financial inclusion data, with a focus on supply-side data.  The report also focuses on the gaps in financial inclusion data, recommends ways these can be addressed by different stakeholders and offers the perspectives of leading experts on financial inclusion data.

Jun 22, 2012

MoneyMoves: How Private Sector Finance Can Work for a Sustainable Future

IFC invited 15 extraordinary business leaders in environmental and social sustainability to identify challenges in the "green" growth path. They share  what they do to address them as well as what they think governments and regulators should do.

64 pages | © June 2012 IFC | Complimentary

Jun 4, 2012

IFC & SME Finance Factsheet 2012

Access to financial services for SMEs remains severely constrained in many emerging markets in the wake of the global financial crisis. Even as liquidity is restored to financial institutions, lending volumes are lower than before, and SMEs still have limited access to financing

Jun 1, 2012

Why Banks in Emerging Markets are Increasingly Providing Non-Financial Services to Small and Medium Enterprises

This is the first study to explore the reasons why banks in emerging markets are increasingly providing non-financial services to their SME clients and consists of an overview followed by case studies of three banks.

64 pages | © May 2012 IFC | Complimentary

Jun 1, 2012

Bank of Deyang: Investing in women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises in China

Following the 2008 devastating earthquake in western China, IFC initiated an Emergency Assistance Program to enhance Bank of Deyang's capacity to lend to SMEs and enable it to support women-owned SMEs in the earthquake-affected areas, through both its Investment and Advisory Services.


Region: East Asia & the Pacific / Strategic Priority: Financial Markets / Key Topics: Women

May 31, 2012

Mobile Money Toolkit Factsheet

IFC Mobile Money Toolkit © Factsheet - Factsheet for IFC's Mobile Money Toolkit © that is a combination of both the best publicly available information and original content and newly created materials. It includes documents available from CGAP, USAID, the World Bank, GSMA, and other organizations that are doing research in the realm of mobile money. Each part contains a number of documents or tools, some specifically designed for this toolkit, others collected from the public domain.

May 24, 2012

From Gap to Opportunity: Business Models for Scaling Up Energy Access

This report breaks new ground by estimating that there is a $37 billion market opportunity for improved energy services at the base of the pyramid.

172 pages | © May 2012 IFC | Complimentary

Apr 17, 2012

IFC Secured Transactions Advisory Project in China

This report summarizes the background, development impact, lessons learned and remaining challenges of the China Secured Transactions Project.  It also highlights on the results of an independent evaluation, which showed that as of June 2011, businesses in China had received more than $3 trillion in credit through more than 385,000 loans.

Apr 9, 2012

GIIF Newsletter - Issue 1 - April 2012

Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) is an innovative IFC-led program aimed to expand access to index-based insurance for natural disasters and weather risks in developing countries. Learn more about GIIF projects, funding updates and upcoming industry events from this newsletter.

Apr 3, 2012

Secured Transactions and Collateral Registries

IFC's Secured Lending Program promotes and facilitates the development of efficient secured transactions systems and collateral registries to expand access to finance throughout the globe with special focus on increasing SME financing. Learn more about the program objectives and success stories from this brochure.

Apr 1, 2012

Assessing Private Sector Contributions to Job Creation: IFC Open Source Study

Using data from IFC's Development Outcome Tracking System, the study shows a strong job growth for companies financed through IFC-supported private equity funds. While most jobs are created by larger companies, the study shows that job growth rates are higher for smaller companies.

4 pages | © April 2012 IFC | Complimentary

Mar 23, 2012

Responsible Debt Collection in Emerging Markets

The study analyzes existing global retail debt collections practices and recommends tangible actions that lenders and collectors can take to promote responsible and ethical standards in the field. The study is based on field research conducted by IFC and Oliver Wyman, industry experts' analysis and opinion, and a survey of institutions in 20 emerging markets.

Feb 13, 2012

Access to Finance Annual Review 2011

This report highlights IFC’s progress in Access to Finance advisory services. The report underscores our continued efforts to provide world-class advisory services that target both financial institutions and the broader financial infrastructure. We help increase the availability and affordability of financial services, focusing on micro, small, and medium enterprises. In FY11, we left a strong advisory footprint, supporting 189 financial institutions in 55 countries (including 36 IDA countries). We help increase the availability and affordability of financial services, focusing on micro, small, and medium enterprises.

Dec 15, 2011

Risk Management Balancing Act Report

The report presents the findings from the 2010 Risk Management and Nonperforming Loan Quick Survey and outlines global trends and benchmarks in risk management. It aims to help our client financial institutions to better understand the current state of their risk management capabilities and identify priority areas of improvement.

Nov 1, 2011

Mobile Money Study 2011

IFC Mobile Money Study was developed to increase understanding of mobile money and help address key issues in scaling up further development of m-money ecosystems globally. It looks at the technology required and the business models used by mobile network operators, banks, and others in Brazil, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Nov 1, 2011

Public Private Equity Partnerships: Accelerating the Growth of Climate Related Private Equity Investment

This report assesses the potential for private equity in financing climate related investment, describes the barriers restricting the growth of the asset class, and outlines the role that public capital can play to leverage private sector investment.

52 pages | © November 2011 IFC | Complimentary

Nov 1, 2011

Climate Finance: Engaging the Private Sector

This report was prepared at the request of G20 Finance Ministers and provides an overview of climate-related activities, clarifies the terminology, and discusses the sources of finance and public support.

28 pages | © November 2011 IFC | Complimentary

Oct 11, 2011

2011 Microscope Index

The 2011 Global Microscope on the Microfinance Business Environment is an annual study that offers an in-depth analysis of the enabling environment in microfinance for 55 countries around the Globe.