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Generating Solar Power—and Self-Reliance—in the West Bank

Feb 12, 2020

Generating Solar Power—and Self-Reliance—in the West Bank

Rooftop solar arrays on nearly 500 schools will help the West Bank address crippling electricity shortages.

Private Sector-Led Development in Egypt: An Interview with IFC Country Manager Walid Labadi

Dec 4, 2019

Private Sector-Led Development in Egypt: An Interview with IFC Country Manager Walid Labadi

Electronic Transactions Reshape Egypt’s Economy

Nov 25, 2019

Electronic Transactions Reshape Egypt’s Economy

Digital payment systems like those provided by Cairo-based Fawry provide convenience, lower costs, and help boost economies.

Creating Jobs and Transforming Economies in Africa and the Middle East

Oct 18, 2019

Creating Jobs and Transforming Economies in Africa and the Middle East

IFC supports sectors with the greatest potential to create jobs and improve people’s lives.

How Loans to Small Businesses Are Changing Lives in Lebanon

Jul 22, 2019

How Loans to Small Businesses Are Changing Lives in Lebanon

IFC’s focus on extending financial services to small businesses across the Middle East and North Africa led to our partnership with Bank Audi—which has now disbursed 5,000 collateral-free small business loans.

Microloans Offer Jordanian Entrepreneurs Better Options

May 29, 2019

Microloans Offer Jordanian Entrepreneurs Better Options

IFC’s investment and advice are helping microfinance institution Tamweelcom expand its support to small entrepreneurs.

Eyeing a More Secure Future for Refugees

May 11, 2019

Eyeing a More Secure Future for Refugees

A new IFC study explores how the private sector is creating economic opportunities for refugees and host communities.

In Egypt’s Desert, Working to Ensure Solar Power is Sustainable

Mar 13, 2019

In Egypt’s Desert, Working to Ensure Solar Power is Sustainable

As the world’s largest solar installation is built, IFC helps ensure the project adheres to high labor, environmental, and health and safety standards.

Bright Days Ahead for Solar Power in Egypt

Jan 14, 2019

Bright Days Ahead for Solar Power in Egypt

A World Bank Group-supported power sector reform is opening the market for private sector investment.

A Tunisian Entrepreneur Gets Dressed for Success

Dec 13, 2018

A Tunisian Entrepreneur Gets Dressed for Success

Ameni Mansouri is the CEO of Dabchy, an online platform that has attracted 300,000 people buying and selling clothes.