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Feb 4, 2019
An IFC project is showing the potential for solar-powered drip irrigation to improve yields, save water, and boost farmers’ incomes.
Feb 1, 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa receives just 1 percent of global expenditure on healthcare. Governments in the region are increasingly aware that this inequity is hurting economic growth and are embracing universal healthcare to promote a healthy and productive population.
Jan 9, 2019
An IFC-supported collateral registry in Malawi helps thousands of entrepreneurs previously excluded from formal credit.
Dec 20, 2018
IFC is ramping up support for Ethiopian businesses, helping to create markets by expanding trade and local-currency finance.
Dec 13, 2018
An online platform is creating a virtual marketplace for one million farmers across Africa and helping boost their incomes.
Dec 13, 2018
Ameni Mansouri is the CEO of Dabchy, an online platform that has attracted 300,000 people buying and selling clothes.
Dec 12, 2018
Grant Brooke is co-founder and chief executive officer of Twiga Foods, a platform offering Kenyan farmers a more transparent marketplace.
Dec 8, 2018
Christina Sass is the president of Andela, a start-up connecting companies with software designers across Africa.
Dec 6, 2018
A recent IFC study – the first of its kind to be published - confirms the difficulty private equity funds face in fragile markets, yet also reveals that best practices are emerging, and provides lessons from risk capital experiences across sub-Saharan Africa.
Nov 28, 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa, with a growing population and middle class, offers vast potential for private healthcare providers. But unlocking that potential can be challenging. No one knows this better than Max Coppoolse, a Dutch business executive who worked for Unilever, Philips, and Vodafone before he co-founded the Investment Fund for Health in Africa (IFHA) in 2007. This private equity fund specializes in investment in small- and medium-sized healthcare enterprises. It has learned from experience that the key to investing in health in Africa and making profitable exits is a relentless focus on quality plus a keen eye for opportunities to promote scale.