IFC works to create markets that offer new opportunities to people in developing countries. These stories show how IFC’s innovative approaches are introducing solutions to some of the most pressing problems in countries around the world.
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The African Continental Free Trade Area, opening in early 2021, positions the continent’s tech-enabled logistics companies for growth and investment.
Shola Akinlade, cofounder and CEO of Paystack, discusses how focusing on local nuances helped him build a successful business in Africa.
In Casablanca, a pioneering tramway project is helping the city grow sustainably.
Belal El-Megharbel, CEO and cofounder of MaxAB, describes how he grew his business from a small warehouse outside Cairo to a platform that features 22,000 retailers selling everything from dairy products to laundry detergent.
Aisha Pandor, CEO and cofounder of SweepSouth, discusses the ups, downs and sacrifices she and her family made on the path to starting an on-demand booking platform that connects clients and domestic workers.