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Jan 23, 2023

Case Study: Exploring Client Approaches to Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response - Energia del Pacifico, Infrastructure, El Salvador

In a country with a high prevalence of Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Harassment (GBVH) (estimated to cost the GDP 3.9% (2019), Energia del Pacifico (EDP) recognized the need to go beyond minimum environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements to boost its ESG performance and manage GBV risks.

13 pages | © January 2023 | Complimentary

Dec 13, 2022

Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management of Renewable Energy Development in the Sekong River Basin, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

The Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management of Renewable Energy Development in the Sekong River Basin, Lao People’s Democratic Republic aims to support decision making for sustainable development of renewable energy resources.

225 pages | © December 2022 IFC | Complimentary

Dec 7, 2022

Creating Markets in Cameroon: Country Private Sector Diagnostic

The Cameroon Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC and World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints, and policy recommendations.

English - 136 pages, Français - 150 pages | 2022 IFC

Dec 6, 2022

Powered by Women Nepal Progress Update (December 2020 - March 2022)

This is an update from 19 hydropower companies who have signed up to IFC’s Powered by Women Nepal initiative to promote gender equality and diversity at the workplace.

8 pages | © December 2022 IFC | Complimentary

Apr 28, 2022

Creating Markets in Mali: Country Private Sector Diagnostic

The Mali Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC & World Bank analysis of investment opportunities and policy recommendations for private sector development.

English - 130 pages | French - 150 pages | 2022 IFC

Mar 11, 2022

Brochure | Scaling ReWater

Scaling ReWater is a World Bank Group initiative to scale-up sustainable wastewater treatment and water reuse infrastructure in emerging economies through unlocking public and private finance using blended financing models.

Mar 11, 2022

Creating Markets in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Country Private Sector Diagnostic

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC and World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints, and policy recommendations.

English - 112 pages | French - 126 pages | 2022 IFC

Feb 25, 2022

Brochure | Sustainability-linked Finance

Sustainability-linked finance (SLF) is a powerful tool for mobilizing capital as the world moves towards a greener global future. SLF incentivizes companies to pursue ambitious, long-term environmental and social goals, and its use can help countries achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Companies in nearly all industries and locations can make use of sustainability-linked finance.

Feb 17, 2022

Creating Markets in Uganda: Country Private Sector Diagnostic

The Uganda Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC & World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints, & policy recommendations.

English | 95 pages | 2022 IFC

Jan 14, 2022

Sector Overview | Telecoms, Media & Technology

Digital connectivity is the foundation of a flourishing economy and an informed society. It is essential for the running of e-government and other critical services including education, health, and finance. Digital infrastructure is also key to a green and climate-resilient global economy, enabling the development of smart, sustainable cities and energy grids that deliver clean and reliable power, among other components of a low-carbon future.

English | 2 pages | IFC 2022

Jan 14, 2022

Sector Overview | Transport

Investing in ports, airports, roads, railways and other transportation infrastructure bolsters international trade, creates jobs, and reduces urban congestion. Through more efficient, safe and affordable movement of people and goods, transportation fosters both economic growth and sustainable development.

English | 2 pages | IFC 2022

Jan 14, 2022

Sector Overview | Global Infrastructure

Sustainable infrastructure is critical for addressing development challenges in emerging markets and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. Expanding access to essential services—electricity, telecommunications, transportation, water, and sanitation—enables inclusive growth and helps create markets and opportunity. IFC offers long-term financing, sustainability-linked financing, and industry-leading expertise to partner with the private sector to not only develop infrastructure projects that provide essential services, but also ensure social and environmental standards are met.

English | 2 pages | IFC 2022

Jan 14, 2022

Sector Overview | Energy

Energy access drives inclusive growth, creates jobs and strengthens economies. IFC helps bridge the development divide in emerging markets by financing power generation, transmission and distribution projects. IFC’s investment and advisory work takes place across a range of technologies, with an emphasis on low-cost renewable energy.

English | 2 pages | IFC 2022

Jan 14, 2022

Sector Overview | Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory

Across the infrastructure sector, companies are facing increasing demands for corporate transparency and stakeholder engagement. Institutional investors and shareholders are aware of the connection between stronger environmental, social, and governance standards and reduced project risks. Many leading companies are exploring new ways to ensure that local communities share in the benefits of their projects and that their operations remain sustainable for the long term.

English | 2 pages | IFC 2020

Jan 14, 2022

Sector Overview | Sustainable Mining

Metals and minerals underpin the devices, vehicles, and infrastructure that link the world, connect the unconnected, and bridge the digital divide. They are necessary ingredients for a low-carbon future and foundational to the goal of equitable, inclusive, and sustainable growth. In many resource-rich developing countries, mining is a major contributor to GDP, creating jobs, and generating revenue for governments. Sustainable mining also offers the opportunity to bring tangible long-term benefits to the people who live in the surrounding communities.

English | 2 pages | IFC 2022

Jan 14, 2022

Sector Overview | Water

More than a quarter of the world’s population lacks access to safe drinking water. In many countries, the existing water infrastructure provides neither comprehensive sanitation services nor adequate wastewater treatment. With the COVID-19 pandemic still challenging public health services around the world, and regional ecosystems threatened by polluted wastewater, financing the expansion of water infrastructure is more important than ever. Water service improvements are complex and expensive. IFC works with clients in emerging markets to build innovative, market-oriented and long-term solutions to water infrastructure challenges.

English | 2 pages | IFC 2022

Jan 14, 2022

Sector Overview | Municipal & Environmental Infrastructure

As cities in emerging economies continue to grow, access to safe water, sustainable waste management and other municipal infrastructure must expand to meet demand. More than 150 million city dwellers lack efficient, affordable connections to water services and 700 million live without adequate sanitation, according to the United Nations. Lack of clean water is a serious public health concern, especially in the wake of the COVD-19 pandemic. Poor sanitation also poses significant environmental challenges. The cost and complexity of addressing these problems is very high. As a result, innovative market-oriented long-term solutions are needed.

English | 2 pages | IFC 2022

Jan 13, 2022

Brochure | Scaling Mini-Grid

Approximately 600 million people lack access to electricity in Africa. Clean energy mini-grids offer an affordable, sustainable way to expand electricity access across the continent. Mini-grids are highly suitable for remote load centers and offer an opportunity to accelerate electrification through diversification. Although prices have fallen significantly, many countries are still unable to develop sustainable mini-grid programs at scale due to various challenges.

Jan 13, 2022

Brochure | Scaling Wind

Wind energy has the potential to provide clean, reliable, cost-competitive power in emerging markets around the world. Wind can also be an excellent complement to solar energy, especially when wind output is strongest in the mornings and evenings during peak demand. Globally, the total potential of wind power generation is estimated to be more than 500 times current wind production levels. Despite this, many countries still face major challenges in initiating new wind projects.

Jan 13, 2022

Scaling Up E-Mobility Series

The Scaling Up E-mobility series illustrates IFC’s early-stage work to develop new private investments in e-mobility.

Jan 12, 2022

Infrastructure Sectors Overview

Infrastructure Sectors Overview

English | 2022 IFC

Jan 9, 2022

Infographic: IFC and Renewable Energy in Africa

Dec 31, 2021

Trishuli Assessment Tool Field Manual: A Standardized Methodology for Freshwater Aquatic Biodiversity Sampling and Long-Term Monitoring for Hydropower Projects in the Himalayan Region

This field manual provides guidance for implementing the Trishuli Assessment Tool in the rivers of Nepal and other Himalayan regions.

108 pages | @ December 2021 IFC | Complimentary

Dec 16, 2021

The Plurinational State of Bolivia: Country Private Sector Diagnostic

The Bolivia CPSD identifies barriers and opportunities to a dynamic private sector and opportunities for private investment in logistics, agricultural, and forestry.

English | 174 pages | 2021 IFC

Dec 15, 2021

Short Term Effects of COVID-19 on Digital Infrastructure in Emerging Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the value of digital connectivity and has had numerous and at times contrasting effects on the digital infrastructure sector. Among these effects are an increased demand for quality digital connectivity, driven by falling telecommunications prices in certain countries and an increase in network capacity in others, set against a backdrop in emerging markets (EMs) of a digital divide that pre-dated the pandemic. This note leverages data from industry sources and an IFC survey of digital infrastructure companies to assess the short-term effects of COVID-19 on digital infrastructure in emerging markets. The note concludes with a discussion of emerging trends and their implications for public policy and corporate and investment strategies in support of the development of the digital infrastructure sector in emerging markets in the recovery phase of the pandemic and beyond.