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Dec 16, 2016
Ascendis Health is a South African company producing a range of health care products aimed at enabling a holistic approach to health, combining prevention and treatment. Its medical device division imports medical equipment and offers maintenance services in developing countries. Its pharmaceutical division distributes over 850 generic medications in emerging markets. In 2016, IFC made a $30 million investment in Ascendis to support its acquisition of a European generic pharmaceutical maker, with the goal of expanding access to affordable medications in developing countries.
English | 24 Pages | 2016, IFC
Aug 8, 2016
In 2012, IFC supported Alliar’s expansion with a $50 million loan. The company’s growth helped expand access to its diagnostic and laboratory services to 4.3 million patients, showing how innovative business models can increase efficiency and provide better health outcomes at lower cost to society.
Mar 31, 2016
Ideal Invest: Making University Accessible through Student Loans in Brazil
English | 37 Pages | 2016, IFC
Aug 1, 2015
Mauricio is a leading forprofit provider of undergraduate, graduate, and technical education programs in northern and northeastern Brazil. Founded in 2003 with one campus in the city of Recife in Pernambuco state, FMN now operates nine campuses across five states. FMN was one of the top 15 post-secondary education providers in Brazil in terms of sales in 2010.
Feb 28, 2015
Learning From Global Best Practice And Financial Innovations
Nov 13, 2014
In 2006, IFC partnered with Ecom Agroindustrial Ltd., a global leader in commodity trading, to help coffee suppliers in Central America improve their incomes through the adoption of sustainable practices and international quality standards.
Region: Latin America & the Caribbean / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness
Sep 1, 2014
Millicom is a leading international telecommunications and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Millicom sets the pace when it comes to providing digital lifestyle services to the world’s emerging markets, giving access to the world, primarily through mobile devices. Operating in fourteen countries, Millicom offers innovative and customer-centric products.
Jun 12, 2014
This report analyzes the current status of Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) technology deployment in developing countries and investigates the success factors in countries where WHR has become widely spread.
81 pages | © June 2014 IFC | Complimentary|
May 1, 2014
AEGEA Saneamento e Participações S.A. (AEGEA) is a leading private sector provider of water and sanitation services in Brazil. The company operates in 32 municipalities in six states in Brazil including two frontier region states, providing water and sanitation services to 2.2 million people. Approximately 12.8% of the households (285,000 people) in the municipalities served by AEGEA's concessionaires earn up to the minimum wage per month. AEGEA offers competitive tariffs to customers at all income levels – often lower than rates customers previously paid. Its social tariff program grants a 50% discount on regular rates to qualified customers.
May 1, 2014
Founded in 1974, Promigas is one of the largest and oldest private utility providers of natural gas in Colombia. In addition to its own operations, it has investments in 18 other companies in natural gas transmission and distribution as well as in power distribution in Colombia and Perú. Its customers include power plants, cement, petrochemical, and mining companies as well as residential users. In its home country, Colombia, Promigas through its five distribution companies serves 2.9 million households.
May 1, 2014
Established in 1986 as a nonprofit foundation by a group of cardiologists to address the more than 50% mortality rate due to cardiovascular diseases in eastern Colombia, FCV has grown to become the largest private sector health care network in the country. FCV offers tertiary level services at hospitals as well as telemedicine, training, manufacturing of hospital products, assembly of bioengineering equipment, and hospital management software among other areas.
Dec 1, 2013
Uniminuto is a rapidly growing not-for-profit tertiary education institution, established in 1990 in Bogotá, Colombia. Uniminuto offers affordable, high-quality technical, technological and university education. Its largest presence is at the principal Bogotá campus where 30% of its students attend school. Its national network reaches nearly 82,000 students in 48 locations in over 35 municipalities, with over 50% of its students enrolled in distance learning programs.
Jun 30, 2013
This manual is a practical tool to promote the development of Performance-Based Contracts with the intention of helping water utility companies improve their operational efficiency levels, reduce their water losses, and increase the quality of their services.
68 pages | © June 2013 IFC | Complimentary
Jun 18, 2013
IFC is working with SOFIHDES, a private development finance corporation, to provide IFC's Business Edge management training to entrepreneurs and SME owners in Haiti. By partnering with SOFIHDES, IFC has been able to develop a market for small business management training and help more than 2,700 SME owners rebuild their businesses following the 2010 earthquake.
Region: Latin America & the Caribbean / Strategic Priority: SMEs / Key Topics: Fragile States, Job Creation, Women
Jun 18, 2013
IFC has a strong relationship with Ecom through its Investment and Advisory Services. IFC and Ecom worked together in Central America to strengthen farmers' coffee-growing practices and now expand the success of the program in other coffee-producing countries around the world.
Region: Global / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness
Jun 18, 2013
IFC works with Belcorp, a Peruvian door-to-door sales cosmetics company, to expand its business model focusing on women entrepreneurs. The company provides opportunities for self-employment and additional income to over one million women in 16 Latin American countries and generates $1.9 billion in revenues annually.
Region: Latin America & the Caribbean / Strategic Priority: SMEs / Key Topic: Gender
Jun 18, 2013
IFC is working with local governments in Peru to invest royalties from extractive industries in projects that benefit local communities. More specifically, IFC aims to strengthen the investment capacity of 30 municipalities in eight extractive regions, benefiting 250,000 inhabitants.
Region: Latin America & the Caribbean / Strategic Priority: Infrastructure
Jun 1, 2013
Alquería S.A. is Colombia’s third-largest dairy company that produces and markets Ultra High Temperature dairy products. Alquería supports micro-enterprise development through distribution linkages with 140,000 small-scale retail outlets, 690 independent distributors, with products sourced from more than 6,000 mostly small, independent dairy farmers. The company provides technical assistance to small-scale dairy farmers to help improve quality and increase production.
Mar 1, 2013
This publication highlights the lessons of experience from the IFC-PERU Liquefied Natural Gas (PLNG) project. A focus on continuous improvement and adaptive management throughout the project, and an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and participatory monitoring are among lessons that are useful across sectors.
40 pages | © March 2013 IFC | Complimentary
Jan 24, 2013
IFC LAC Brochure (English)
Jan 24, 2013
IFC LAC Brochure (Spanish)
Jan 24, 2013
IFC LAC Brochure (Portuguese)
Dec 1, 2012
IFC has been working with financial institutions in emerging markets for more than a decade to develop sustainable finance.
Regions: East Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa / Strategic Priority: Climate Change
Oct 9, 2012
Based on interviews with 14 founders and CEOs of IFC client companies, the report identifies a number of lessons on inclusive business, including the need to balance short-term returns with long-term goals and the importance of knowledge of local conditions, needs, and capabilities. The stories also reflect the overarching optimism these leaders share about the future of inclusive business.
Aug 1, 2012
La Hipotecaria Holding Inc. (LH Holding), a full-service housing finance company, specializes in originating, servicing and securitizing residential mortgages for low- and lower middle-income borrowers, the majority of whom are first time home buyers. It approves approximately 360 loans per month in Panama and 90 loans per month in El Salvador. As of 2012, the company had issued more than 20,000 loans.