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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.

Oct 1, 2011

Strengthening Access to Finance for Women-Owned SMEs in Developing Countries

Launched at the G20 Summit in November 2011, the report highlights key trends, challenges, and opportunities for advancing women's entrepreneurship and increasing their access to finance.

98 pages | © October 2011 IFC/Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) | Complimentary

Sep 27, 2011

Credit Reporting at the Base of the Pyramid

The report takes a fresh look at the state of credit reporting at the base of the pyramid, describing three main approaches: credit bureaus, credit registries and MFI-specific systems for exchanging client information. The data and analysis for this paper are drawn from IFC and CGAP market intelligence on credit reporting systems.

Sep 22, 2011

Accelerating Inclusive Business Opportunities: Business Models that Make a Difference

IFC's newest inclusive business report, "Accelerating Inclusive Business Opportunities," identifies seven inclusive business models that expand access to goods, services, and livelihood opportunities for the world’s poorest people while generating strong financial returns. These models are helping companies turn underserved populations into dynamic consumer markets and diverse new sources of supply. 

Sep 19, 2011

Corporate SME Workouts Report

The Corporate and SME workouts: A Manual of Best Practice", is a guide for lending institution staff dealing with corporate and SME non-performing loans (NPLs). This manual deals with both ad hoc and systemic financial distress and delves into how borrower problems may have arisen in the first place. It provides guidance to lending institutions’ staff responsible for handling individual problem loans and to senior managers responsible for organizing portfolio-wide asset resolution.

Jul 1, 2011

Sustainable Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

This report recommends measures to expand sustainable investment in Sub-Saharan Africa. It forecasts that over the next five years there will be considerable growth of environmental, social, and governance considerations applied to investment in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria.

Jul 1, 2011

Assessing Emerging Markets Sustainability Indices

This report explores the rapid expansion of sustainability indices in emerging markets and the potential of these indices to support broader sustainability efforts. It looks at 17 emerging market sustainability indices, comparing and contrasting business models, sustainability objectives, and construction methodologies, and identifying obstacles in establishing a viable business model.

Jun 8, 2011

Product Design Case Studies

In line with IFC's Learning Agenda on responsible financial inclusion, the Product Design Case Studies were established to bridge the gap between product design/innovation and financial inclusion, increase knowledge related to product design and development processes, and focus attention on the end beneficiaries of financial products.

Jun 1, 2011

Sustainability Reporting Guidelines: Mapping & Gap Analyses for Shanghai Stock Exchange

IFC and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) worked with SynTao on a study of existing sustainability reporting guidelines internationally and in China, comparing these with the existing SSE requirements.

May 2, 2011

The State of Sustainable Investment in Key Emerging Markets

IFC's Advisory Services team seeks to influence, support, and enable capital allocation and portfolio management processes, using IFC's own investment practices as a model.

Apr 6, 2011

Toward Universal Access: Addressing the Global Challenge of Financial Inclusion

This publication highlights key trends, challenges, and opportunities for accelerating progress in financial inclusion and proposes major high-level poliy recommendations for consideration by the Group of 20 (G-20) policy makers to benefit a wider range of developing countries, including non-G-20 member countries.

Mar 31, 2011

Global Index Insurance Facility Presentation

This presentation includes important information on GIIF such as its facility structure, a comparison of traditional versus index-based insurance, the objectives of GIIF, local commercial capacity building, regulatory policy and capacity building and premium support.

Mar 29, 2011

Global Index Insurance Facility Factsheet

An innovative IFC-led program is expanding access to index-based insurance for natural disasters and weather risks in developing countries.

Feb 15, 2011

Climate Change Scenarios - Implications for Strategic Asset Allocation

It is widely acknowledged that climate change will have a broad-ranging impact on economies and financial markets over the coming decades. This report analyses the extent of that impact on institutional investment portfolios and identifies a series of pragmatic steps for institutional investors to consider.