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Feb 1, 2012

Utility Scale Solar Power Plants: A Guide for Developers and Investors

This guidebook features best practices for development, construction, operation and financing of utility-scale solar power plants in India and can be used as a manual for developers and investors.

204 pages | © February 2012 IFC | Complimentary

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. 

Jul 1, 2011

Increasing Private Sector Involvement in Renewable Energy in Russia

The Program aims to mobilize investments and through advisory services increase the scale of private sector involvement in renewable energy. The Project also promotes a sustainable market for renewable energy in the Russian Federation by supporting the development of enabling policies, institutional capacity, introduction of financial mechanisms, and expanding access to finance.


Region: Europe & Central Asia / Strategic Priority: Climate Change

Apr 1, 2011

Climate Risk and Business: Ports

This study assesses risks and opportunities for ports in general, and specifically for IFC's client, Terminal Marítimo Muelles el Bosque (MEB), in Cartagena, Colombia.

Apr 1, 2011

Climate Risk and Business: Hydropower (Run of the River)

This study assesses potential risks from climate change for the Khimti 1 run of the river hydro-electric power scheme in Nepal.

Nov 22, 2010

Telling Our Story: Renewable Energy

This issue shows how IFC helps increase access to energy while reducing emissions -- supporting greater use of wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, biomass, and biogas power.

34 pages | © November 2010 IFC | Complimentary

Mar 16, 2010

Expanding Women's Role in Africa's Modern Off-Grid Lighting Market

The publication analyzes women's role as both consumers and entrepreneurs and identifies women-specific opportunities in the expanding market for modern off-grid lighting.

Feb 1, 2010

Strategic Community Investment: A Quick Guide Highlights from IFC’s Good Practice Handbook

This Quick Guide is intended as a summary document, providing some of the key highlights and messages from IFC’s Good Practice Handbook on Strategic Community Investment. Users wanting a more in-depth level of guidance and further project examples should refer to the Handbook.

Dec 1, 2009

Beyond Bonn: World Bank Group progress on renewable energy and energy efficiency in fiscal 2005-2009

This report is the fifth in the series documenting the World Bank Group's progress in supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency. It details the successes of, and lessons learned from, the investments made by the World Bank Group over the past five years.

Jun 1, 2009

Safe Water for All - Harnessing the Private Sector to Reach the Underserved

This report includes recommendations for IFC and its partners on how to better support the nearly 900 million people around the world who lack adequate access to improved water sources.

Feb 1, 2009

Energizing Climate-Friendly Development: World Bank Group Progress on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficieny in Fiscal 2008

This report summarizes the progress that has been made in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects at the World Bank Group during fiscal year 2008 (July 2007 - June 2008).

Sep 1, 2008

Lessons Learned: Pangue Hydroelectric

In the early 1990s, IFC commenced a decade-long involvement in the Pangue Hydroelectric project in Chile. The project sparked a multitude of controversies that have greatly influenced the Corporation's approach to addressing environmental and social issues.

Aug 1, 2008

Lighting Africa Year 1: Progress and Plans

Lighting Africa was created to help entrepreneurs in Africa and across the world innovate and deliver affordable, reliable, sustainable lighting products to the African marketplace. This document presents activities and outcomes of the first year operation of the Lighting Africa program.

Dec 1, 2007

Catalyzing Private Investment for a Low-Carbon Economy: World Bank Group Progress on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Fiscal 2007

This publication, jointly produced by IFC and the World Bank, provides a detailed look at how these organizations are fostering increased private sector investment in clean energy technologies.

Sep 1, 2007

Selling Solar: Lessons From More than a Decade of IFC's Experiences

The World Bank became interested in exploring the solar photovoltaic (PV) market as a means to providing clean energy service in rural areas that had no access to the grid. IFC recognized the opportunity to test various option for the commercialization of solar PV in emerging markets.

Apr 1, 2007

Solar Development Capital: Lessons Learned in Financing Solar Home Systems

This issue presents findings and lessons learnt from an April 2006 evaluation of the World Bank Group's Solar Development Capital initiative.

Apr 1, 2007

General Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines

The General Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are designed to be used together with the relevant Industry Sector EHS Guidelines which provide guidance to users on EHS issues in specific industry sectors.

99 pages | © April 2007 IFC | Complimentary

Jan 1, 2007

Manual for the Development of Municipal Energy Efficiency Projects in India

A guide for municipalities, energy service companies (ESCOs), financial institutions to promote the implementation of energy efficiency programs in water supply and sewerage systems, street lighting, and municipal buildings.

Aug 1, 2005

Case Study Excerpt - Addressing Gender Impacts in Privatization of Kenya Railways

Selecting workers for retrenchment during workforce realignments can be a difficult task. Some selection criterion such as length of service or qualifications can still unfairly target particular groups, especially women in the workforce.

May 1, 2005

The ELI Story: Transforming Markets for Efficient Lighting

The report expounds on the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, one light bulb at a time, by catalyzing vibrant markets for energy-efficient lighting across four continents and in seven countries.

Jan 1, 2001

Gender Equal Land Laws: Driving Businesses Forward

Not having comprehensive rights to land restricts the way in which land can be used as collateral for business borrowing, and both hampers credit markets and dampens the business environment in general.

Jan 1, 2001

Investing in People: Sustaining Communities Through Improved Business Practice

This Guide aims to further IFC's mission to "promote private sector investment in developing countries, which will reduce poverty and improve people's lives." It seeks to help interested companies by drawing on the community development experiences of some of the world's leading companies.