A shopkeeper in Islamabad, Pakistan. © IFC
In developing countries, the lack of risk capital hinders economic growth and thwarts entrepreneurship. By providing capital in emerging markets where it is scarce, private equity and venture capital can play a critical role in development, helping to build the dynamic, job-creating companies that drive prosperity, provide essential goods and services, and strengthen the middle class.
The impact of IFC's investments in funds in 2016:
|185,000||JOBS FOR WOMEN SUPPORTED|
|305,000||NEW JOBS CREATED|
|$2.4||BILLION IN PAYMENTS
A company or entrepreneur seeking to establish a new venture or expand an existing enterprise can approach IFC directly.
The investment proposal can be submitted to the IFC field office that is closest to the location of the proposed project.