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Nov 15, 2018
Georgia Healthcare Group: Making Modern Healthcare Affordable in a Small Country
English | 30 pages | November 2018 | IFC
Nov 13, 2018
The Country Private Sector Diagnostic looks into opportunities and constraints holding back private sector growth in Nepal, and identifies tourism, agribusiness, education, health and IT as sectors that could play a key role in enabling Nepal’s growth strategy.
Nov 6, 2018
Nov 5, 2018
Blending funds from private investors with concessional funds from donors and philanthropic sources has a strong potential to scale up investment in lower-income countries and thereby accelerate development. The use of blended concessional finance is already prevalent in lower-income countries representing over 70 percent of IFC’s commitments. Recent strategies from development finance institutions including the World Bank Group indicate that the relative share of lower-income countries in the global mix of blended concessional finance will increase further. Scaling up engagements in lower-income countries requires solutions tailored to local contexts, as well as the deployment of the whole spectrum of development finance tools, including advisory work, regulatory dialogue and reform, and a mix of blending instruments encompassing both pricing and risk mitigation features.
English | 6 pages - November - Note 60 | IFC 2018
Oct 30, 2018
Global efforts to counter terrorism financing and money laundering have led banks to terminate relationships with some communities, businesses, and individuals around the world. When a financial institution or intermediary cannot easily judge the identity and associated risks of a customer, it is often more efficient to avoid transacting with that customer altogether. This may disproportionately affect small banks, small firms, and low-income individuals in emerging and developing economies. This Compass Note explores an innovative solution that could help improve customer due diligence through a Know-Your-Customer (KYC) utility.
English | 8 pages – October – Note 59 | IFC 2018
Oct 30, 2018
Construction companies are becoming increasingly accountable for their contribution to global emissions and are facing pressure from investors, banks, regulators, contracting authorities, and consumers to mitigate their climate risk and find new solutions to reduce their carbon footprint. In response, the industry is making inroads toward addressing these concerns.
English | 48 pages | 2018 IFC
Oct 26, 2018
Competition from commercial banks is prompting microfinance institutions in urban areas of Peru and other Latin American nations to provide more service to lower-income groups. Where higher-income clients are already served by commercial banks, microfinance institutions compete by attending to a new demographic, while continuing to serve higher-income clients where commercial banking services are scarce.
English | 4 pages – October – Note 58 | IFC 2018
Oct 18, 2018
Private Sector Opinion 42: This paper explores the existing body of research linking a higher proportion of women in business leadership—including on boards of directors and in senior management—to better overall company performance.
Oct 15, 2018
In December 2015, at the Conference of the Parties 21 (“COP 21”) in Paris, France, 196 countries came together to forge a climate change agreement that pledged to keep global warming to 2 degrees Celsius or less. To bring the world to this 2-degree track, the International Energy Agency estimates that the cumulative investments needed in energy supply and efficiency reach $53 trillion. This paper analyzes the role of the banking sector and debt capital markets to provide the financing, given the results of IFC’s analysis—that there $23 trillion in climate-smart investment opportunities exist in emerging markets from 2016–2030.
English | 36 pages | 2018 IFC
Oct 9, 2018
The Additionality Framework, developed by a group of multilateral development banks, provides concrete guidance on the application of the “additionality” principle. It develops and articulates more detail on the principle of additionality, common definitions for financial and non-financial additionality, guidance on a common approach to the governance of additionality, and examples of types of evidence that help demonstrate the presence of additionality.
English | 19 pages | 2018 IFC
Oct 9, 2018
A Guide for Respondent Banks
Oct 5, 2018
This report shows 15 of the largest businesses in Solomon Islands are now pioneering measures to promote gender diverse workplaces, including new ways to support employees affected by violence. It looks at the first year of the Waka Mere Commitment to Action, a two-year initiative promoting gender equality in the private sector in Solomon Islands.
English | 32 pages | 2018 IFC
Oct 1, 2018
The Creating Green Bond Markets Report highlights the importance of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices as a foundation of integrity and value creation in any impact-focused investment, including green bonds.
74 pages | © October 2018 IFC | Complimentary
Sep 25, 2018
Renewable energy continues to take precedence as a major economic development goal for Nepal. In striving to achieve the country’s vast hydropower potential, the Government recognizes the need to revamp and align national environmental and social safeguards with good international industry practices. With the technical support of IFC, the Government of Nepal has prepared this guidance manual for developers in line with the country's Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines.
Sep 21, 2018
Developing a proper governance and regulatory framework for blockchain-based applications will be essential to providing market participants the stability they need to fully engage with the technology, and allowing innovation to flourish. Given the global, multi-sectoral reach of blockchain, regulators and industry will have to work in a collaborative manner to ensure they can both experiment and learn, and so shape the future of the technology in a way that benefits all parties and society as a whole.
English | 8 pages - September - Note 57 | IFC 2018
Sep 19, 2018
The Latin American Companies Circle is a unique initiative launched in May 2005 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It brings together a group of leading Latin American companies who have adopted good corporate governance practices in order to provide private sector input into the work of corporate governance regional development and to share their experiences with each other and other companies in the region and beyond.
Sep 19, 2018
This page offers resources related to Benefit Sharing in hydropower projects.
Sep 18, 2018
Sep 17, 2018
Año Fiscal 2018
Sep 17, 2018
Fiscal Year 2018
Sep 10, 2018
Sep 10, 2018
Sep 6, 2018
Saudi German Hospitals: Commitment to Quality Healthcare in War and Peace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
English | 25 pages | September, 2018 | IFC
Aug 23, 2018
Quarterly newsletter that highlights IFC's corporate governance work around the world, including news and events, latest indicators, media coverage, reports and publications.
Aug 22, 2018
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the costs borne by the private business for compliance with the tax legislation requirements. This study shall serve as a basis for elaboration of recommendations on tax administration governance, and may also be used as a benchmark against which the efficiency of adopted reforms will be judged.
English 61| IFC