IFC is raising the bar on how businesses approach community development and engage local stakeholders.

In addition to financing, IFC offers advisory services that help its clients connect with the communities where they operate. Our work creates a foundation that enables communities and companies to share value and sustain good relationships.

IFC offers solutions to ensure development benefits are shared, specifically with women and youth. For example, IFC’s advisory work in supply chains creates jobs, develops skills, and stimulates local economies. Our work also includes strategic community investment, local economic development, and government capacity building.

Find out more about Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory’s work on CommDev.org—a platform for best practices and community-industry links, featuring multimedia content by the World Bank Group and its partners.