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Jan 31, 2017
GHIF is a social impact fund launched in 2012 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to finance the development of drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tests for diseases that primarily affect low- and middle-income countries. The Gates Foundation structured GHIF to emphasize financial sustainability alongside social impact, measured by lives saved and improved. IFC invested $10 million, which helped GHIF attract a total of $108 million of capital from a diverse group of investors. In just two years since raising capital, GHIF has invested in seven companies for the development and manufacture of treatments for diseases such as cholera, river blindness, and parasitic worm infections, as well as diagnostic tests for tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, dengue, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes. By the end of 2016, three portfolio companies had commercialized products.
English | 32 Pages | 2017, IFC
Dec 20, 2016
The objective of this research is to assess the career achievements and social mobility of Laureate graduates in Lima, Peru, after they enter the labor market, compared to their peers from other institutions. This research is based on a quasi-experimental impact evaluation design, complemented with descriptive statistics and qualitative information. The results of this study were obtained through an ex-post impact evaluation of graduates in Lima.
English | 66 Pages | 2017, IFC
Dec 16, 2016
Ascendis Health is a South African company producing a range of health care products aimed at enabling a holistic approach to health, combining prevention and treatment. Its medical device division imports medical equipment and offers maintenance services in developing countries. Its pharmaceutical division distributes over 850 generic medications in emerging markets. In 2016, IFC made a $30 million investment in Ascendis to support its acquisition of a European generic pharmaceutical maker, with the goal of expanding access to affordable medications in developing countries.
English | 24 Pages | 2016, IFC
Sep 16, 2016
IFC presents five in-depth case studies of inclusive businesses and identifies the common strategies these companies are employing to do business with people living at the base of the pyramid. Ranging in geographies and sectors (agriculture, education, financial services, and healthcare), each company has a unique path but their shared strategies provides insights that can spark innovation among future business entrepreneurs. The case studies are based on interviews with the companies’ founders, chief executive, and senior management.
Sep 16, 2016
NephroCare Health Services Private Limited (NephroPlus) is a provider network of kidney dialysis services across 15 states in India. Founded in 2010, NephroPlus delivers these services in large metropolitan areas as well as underserved, small cities at prices that are 30 to 40 percent lower than hospitals. As of 2015, the company has 75 centers across India that service more than 6,000 patients and provide approximately 50,000 dialysis treatments each month. This case study is in the 2016 Built for Change report which features companies that are employing unique strategies to integrate people living at the base of the pyramid into the companies’ business operations.
Sep 16, 2016
Bridge International Academies is an education organization founded in 2008 in Kenya, and grown to serve almost 100,000 students in over 470 locations in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and India. The company offers affordable, low-cost education to primary school children in underserved, low-income communities. The schools employ low-cost technology to provide teaching content to its teachers and to monitor the delivery of the content and teaching techniques on a real time basis. The company reaches more than 40 million customers in 15 countries in Africa and Asia. This case study is in the 2016 Built for Change report which features companies that are employing unique strategies to integrate people living at the base of the pyramid into the companies’ business operations.
Aug 8, 2016
In 2012, IFC supported Alliar’s expansion with a $50 million loan. The company’s growth helped expand access to its diagnostic and laboratory services to 4.3 million patients, showing how innovative business models can increase efficiency and provide better health outcomes at lower cost to society.
Mar 31, 2016
Ideal Invest: Making University Accessible through Student Loans in Brazil
English | 37 Pages | 2016, IFC
Mar 23, 2016
Laureate International Universities (Laureate) offers higher education degrees in Mexico, in an environment where there is a significant, unmet demand for college degrees and yet, private universities face a highly competitive market to expand their services. This study relies on data collected directly from the field, including a college graduate’s survey, an employer’s survey, and in-depth interviews to Laureate former students.
English | 2 Pages
Feb 29, 2016
CCA and ASHA: Empowering Culinary and Hospitality
Nov 30, 2015
Aier Eye Hospital: Efficient Management Leads to Clear
Aug 1, 2015
Mauricio is a leading forprofit provider of undergraduate, graduate, and technical education programs in northern and northeastern Brazil. Founded in 2003 with one campus in the city of Recife in Pernambuco state, FMN now operates nine campuses across five states. FMN was one of the top 15 post-secondary education providers in Brazil in terms of sales in 2010.
May 29, 2015
IFC’s support to Brazil’s largest network of private hospitals is broadening access to quality healthcare and contributing to a stronger national health system. IFC’s investment mobilized additional financing from a number of international investors.
English | 6 Pages
Apr 30, 2015
Apr 30, 2015
UNIMINUTO: Bringing Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Jobs to Marginalized Communities in Colombia through Tertiary
English | 54 pages | 2015 IFC
Mar 31, 2015
The ESMS Implementation Handbook is for firms who wish to implement a management system in line with the requirements of IFC Performance Standard 1. The Handbook and companion publications – ESMS Toolkit and ESMS Self-Assessment and Improvement Guide – are designed to help companies assess and improve their ESMS.
66 pages | © March 2015 IFC | Complimentary
Mar 3, 2015
Feb 28, 2015
Learning From Global Best Practice And Financial Innovations
Dec 23, 2014
May 1, 2014
Established in 1986 as a nonprofit foundation by a group of cardiologists to address the more than 50% mortality rate due to cardiovascular diseases in eastern Colombia, FCV has grown to become the largest private sector health care network in the country. FCV offers tertiary level services at hospitals as well as telemedicine, training, manufacturing of hospital products, assembly of bioengineering equipment, and hospital management software among other areas.
Dec 1, 2013
Uniminuto is a rapidly growing not-for-profit tertiary education institution, established in 1990 in Bogotá, Colombia. Uniminuto offers affordable, high-quality technical, technological and university education. Its largest presence is at the principal Bogotá campus where 30% of its students attend school. Its national network reaches nearly 82,000 students in 48 locations in over 35 municipalities, with over 50% of its students enrolled in distance learning programs.
Oct 1, 2013
This brochure contains practical aspects of implementation of prerequisite programs which are fundamental for effective functioning of a food safety management system at food processing companies. The brochure was prepared in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus. 850 Russian and 50 English copies were published in 2013 and distributed among food processing companies, HACCP training participants, state officials, and partner organizations.
80 pages | © October 2013 IFC | Complimentary
Jun 18, 2013
IFC works with Chindex, a leading private healthcare network in China, to promote women at all levels of its operations. Founded by two women, including its current CEO, Chindex is dedicated to empowering its female staff through leadership and training initiatives. IFC has provided $45 million in financing to support the company’s growth.
Region: East Asia & the Pacific / Strategic Priority: SMEs / Key Topic: Women
Mar 23, 2013
Health is a basic human need but many people in developing countries have no access to health care. By investing in this critical sector, IFC is contributing to improved access to high quality care for people of lower-income levels.
Nov 19, 2012
The 2012 Review of IFC's Advisory Services in Sustainable Business highlights the results of IFC's work to promote good corporate governance and strategic community investments; advance women entrepreneurs, small scale farms and firms; and engage the private sector in climate change solutions.
140 pages | © November 2012 IFC | Complimentary