IFC supports sustainable, private sector-led development to ensure that economic growth reaches all segments of society.
In 2017, our clients provided employment for more than 550,000 people, treated more than 140,000 patients, and provided phone connection to over 9 million people.
Increasing Opportunities for Women
We work with partners in the private sector to close gender gaps, advance gender equality as smart business, and improve women’s access to more and better jobs.
We provide risk capital for financial institutions and businesses at an early stage. As shareholders, we set standards in corporate governance, financial transparency, and environmental and social best practices, particularly in China, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Vietnam.
Learn more about IFC's work in Financial Institutions
Reducing Carbon Footprint
IFC helps improve energy efficiency and expand the use of renewable energy so that companies can grow sustainably. We launched green-building programs in Indonesia and Vietnam, and operate the China Utility-Based Energy Efficiency Finance Program (CHUEE) to fund projects in China.
Learn more about IFC's work in Climate Business
We invest in less-developed countries such as Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Mongolia, and in poorer areas of middle-income markets. As these regions develop, we expand access to finance and provide advice to rural and urban enterprises.
With IFC’s global expertise in emerging markets, we help larger companies in China, Indonesia, and elsewhere expand outside of East Asia and the Pacific in environmentally and socially sustainable ways.