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May 29, 2019
The report presents findings from a survey administered to nearly 300 companies in India and from roundtable discussions conducted around the country. It offers recommendations for employers, the government, donors and investors on how to maximize the benefits to employers, employees and their children, as well as the Indian economy.
English | 60 pages | 2019
Mar 7, 2019
The SheWorks Sri Lanka partnership was established in March 2018. As the partnership completes its first year, this report captures group-level progress toward realizing SheWorks commitments. SheWorks members are spread across Sri Lanka’s different priority sectors, such as garments and apparel, tourism, information technology, banking and finance. This report consolidates 18 members’ learnings and best practices around the recruitment, retention, and promotion of employees.
English | 47 pages | 2019
Jan 25, 2019
This study aims to assess the state of risk capital finance to the MSME sector in India. It focuses on analyzing the forms, sources and availability of risk capital products, such as equity, venture debt and unsecured debt to the sector.
Jan 25, 2019
This study aims to provide an assessment of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise sector finance in India
Dec 12, 2018
The Tackling Childcare in Sri Lanka report highlights how employer-supported childcare can yield business benefits and how it can be a win-win-win for employees, children and communities. The report shows how 10 Sri Lankan employers provide their employees with childcare-related benefits in a variety of ways.
English | 100 pages | 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.
English | 104 pages | 2018 IFC
Jun 7, 2018
Assessing how IFC’s Work-Progression & Productivity Toolkit helps female workers achieve promotion and boost productivity in Bangladesh’s readymade garment factories
Apr 5, 2018
How a Learning App is Promoting Deep Conceptual Understanding that is Improving Educational Outcomes in India
Nov 29, 2017
Accelerating investment in climate-smart agriculture requires governments to create supportive environments, the private sector to commit to greener supply chains, for farmers to adopt more sustainable agronomic practices, and for financial institutions to offer innovative financing models. IFC, through its investment and advisory services, is committed to being a trusted partner and helping clients achieve the results that they desire.
English | 48 Pages | November 2017 | IFC
Apr 21, 2017
Poor living conditions, particularly in urban areas, continue to undermine economic growth and poverty reduction efforts. The need for improvement in the existing housing finance system and expanding access to underserved segments has been highlighted in several studies by different government and international agencies. The Finance and Markets Global Practice at the World Bank Group (WBG) has been consistently working in partnership with GOB, regulatory and apex institutions and private sector players in financial services. This study is a continuation of WBG’s past efforts towards improving and deepening the housing finance markets in Bangladesh.
English | 72 Pages | IFC, 2017
Sep 16, 2016
MicroEnsure has developed pioneering insurance solutions for low-income people in Africa and Asia living on less than $4 per day. Founded in 2008, the company has introduced over 200 types of insurance for life, health, and accidents for the poor, and distributes its products through mobile network operators, microfinance institutions, and other organizations that low-income customers trust. The company reaches more than 40 million customers in 15 countries in Africa and Asia. This case study is in the 2016 Built for Change report which features companies that are employing unique strategies to integrate people living at the base of the pyramid into the companies’ business operations.
Sep 16, 2016
Probiotech is a leading processor and producer of animal health and nutrition products in Nepal. The agribusiness was founded in 2000 and produces animal feed for small-scale farmers in Nepal, among other lines of work. The company improves the productivity of its 12,000 feed customers by offering training on farm management and by leveraging its extensive distribution network to provide high quality inputs. This case study is in the 2016 Built for Change report which features companies that are employing unique strategies to integrate people living at the base of the pyramid into the companies’ business operations.
Sep 16, 2016
NephroCare Health Services Private Limited (NephroPlus) is a provider network of kidney dialysis services across 15 states in India. Founded in 2010, NephroPlus delivers these services in large metropolitan areas as well as underserved, small cities at prices that are 30 to 40 percent lower than hospitals. As of 2015, the company has 75 centers across India that service more than 6,000 patients and provide approximately 50,000 dialysis treatments each month. This case study is in the 2016 Built for Change report which features companies that are employing unique strategies to integrate people living at the base of the pyramid into the companies’ business operations.
Sep 16, 2016
Bridge International Academies is an education organization founded in 2008 in Kenya, and grown to serve almost 100,000 students in over 470 locations in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and India. The company offers affordable, low-cost education to primary school children in underserved, low-income communities. The schools employ low-cost technology to provide teaching content to its teachers and to monitor the delivery of the content and teaching techniques on a real time basis. The company reaches more than 40 million customers in 15 countries in Africa and Asia. This case study is in the 2016 Built for Change report which features companies that are employing unique strategies to integrate people living at the base of the pyramid into the companies’ business operations.
Sep 16, 2016
bKash is a mobile financial services company founded in 2010 in Bangladesh. The company brings the unbanked into the formal financial system. It has played a major role in building Bangladesh’s mobile financial services industry from scratch and is the country’s leading player, accounting for 75 percent of the market. It enables 23million people who once dealt only in cash to send remittances, save, and pay for products and services using their mobile phones. This case study is in the 2016 Built for Change report which features companies that are employing unique strategies to integrate people living at the base of the pyramid into the companies’ business operations.
Aug 9, 2016
This study provides an overview of the financial needs to remedy structural, electrical and fire safety issues in Bangladesh apparel export factories and identifies constraints in accessing financing and barriers to remediation. It helps understand the current context for remediation in Bangladesh and what is needed for factories to access financing for necessary improvements. It also provides key stakeholders with relevant information to design further interventions.
60 Pages | © 2016 IFC | Complimentary
Apr 25, 2016
On August 18, Myanmar's Hydropower Developers' Working Group held its first General Forum in Yangon. The following presentations include a range of speakers from the working group's Executive Committee and IFC.
Apr 4, 2016
This 6-page factsheet on IFC’s work in India outlines the problem statement, covers the strategic context, and elaborates our major initiatives in the country which includes strengthening capital markets, enabling financial inclusion, boosting access to energy, expanding access to affordable healthcare, supporting creation of jobs, promoting water security, and ensuring food security.
English | 6 Pages | IFC, 2016
Oct 19, 2015
Feb 4, 2015
IFC’s new study ‘Corridors for Shared Prosperity’ contributes to building a shared understanding of successful approaches and challenges in replication. It proposes a framework for systematic replication using examples of 11 Indian inclusive businesses that have been replicated across border. It analyzes the demand for inclusive business models in Africa in three high-impact focus sectors for transfer: agriculture, healthcare and renewable energy, and discusses key drivers of transfer of inclusive models from India to Africa. The study is a foundational effort to encourage systematic transfer of Indian inclusive business models, and to lay down a framework based on empirical evidence to guide such work.
Feb 4, 2015
IFC’s new study ‘Landscape of Inclusive Business Models of Healthcare in India' aims to inform the healthcare ecosystem of the opportunities in the health inclusive business space and suggestions for catalyzing growth of innovative business models in the health sector. While the innovative models have shown great potential, only a few have gone to scale and thereby maximized impact. The study analyzes the ecosystem in which they operate including regulatory issues, value chains, support services, as well as enterprise-level issues. This would enable stakeholders to gauge what is needed and examine what role they can play to improve the ecosystem.
Nov 27, 2014
IFC worked with Bangladeshi farmers to help them adopt clean energy technology that converts cow and chicken waste to biogas, which is then used to generate electricity.
Region: South Asia / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness, SME's
Nov 26, 2014
IFC worked with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and farmers in the Nepalese poultry sector to strengthen their technical skills, increase profitability, and expand access to markets.
Region: South Asia / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness / Key Topic: Gender
Nov 25, 2014
IFC partnered with Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., an Indian company that is a leading international producer of processed fruits and vegetables, to increase farmers’ water efficiency and help fruit and vegetable suppliers meet international food safety standards.
Region: South Asia / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness / Key Topic: Food Safety
Nov 24, 2014
IFC worked with DSCL Sugar, the fifth largest sugar company in India, to improve the productivity of farmers in its supply chain by training them in advanced farming techniques.
Region: South Asia / Strategic Priorities: Agribusiness
CGPL Mundra Project
APPL Tea Plantations, India