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Jul 22, 2021
This case study presents findings and recommendations of a survey done in 2020 by IFC in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania under the Finance2Equal Tanzania program. The study explores family-friendly workplace policies implemented by the bank and how employers can implement gender-smart strategies that support gender inclusion and yield benefits for companies.
Jul 19, 2021
The report, Public Sector Advisory Operations in Fragile African Markets, presents lessons learned and recommendations for improving project delivery of public sector advisory projects aimed at supporting governments' finance, private sector, and entrepreneurship agenda in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jul 19, 2021
The Malawi Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC & World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints, & policy recommendations for private sector development.
English | 129 pages | 2021 IFC
Jul 8, 2021
These country snapshots look at the state of business operations in countries across the Middle East and Africa and how businesses are navigating the challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The notes look at three main areas: The financial health and resilience of the MSME sector in the country, the crisis response and future plans of businesses, and MSME support needed from governments and financial institutions.
Jun 29, 2021
An IFC Sourcing2Equal study on gender-inclusive sourcing to understand the barriers that women-owned SMEs face in accessing procurement contracts in the private sector in Kenya
Jun 28, 2021
The Mozambique CPSD provides IFC & World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints and policy recommendations.
English | 246 pages | 2021 IFC
Jun 25, 2021
Tanzania’s financial services sector is an important engine of economic growth and includes banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, and credit reference bureaus.
May 26, 2021
Across the globe, e-commerce is thriving. In Africa, the number of online shoppers has increased by an average of 18 percent every year since 2014, with similar growth anticipated over the next decade. IFC’s latest report shows that this growth could be even higher if we invest in the women entrepreneurs on e-commerce platforms.
Apr 29, 2021
Education is key to building human capital. Expanding access to quality tertiary education and vocational education and training institutions can help reduce income inequality and promote social mobility through greater access to skills, training and jobs. One of the challenges that South Africa's formal tertiary education system faces is a shortage of high-quality, affordable student housing units.
Apr 12, 2021
For 51 years, Nyaho, Ghana’s oldest medical practice, has balanced the twin goals of supporting public health and managing a viable business. In 2020, its capabilities were put to the test by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nyaho Medical Center became an active participant in the country’s response.
English | 12 pages | IFC 2021
Jan 19, 2021
In this oral history-based case study, four executives at Pyramid Group and one of their hospitalbased customers discuss how the company developed its business and what underlies its successes. There is a great deal to learn from their experience. They have designed a streamlined supply chain for healthcare products. Moreover, they have created a strategic regimen for sales, installation, and support for complex medical equipment such as CT-scan and MRI machines, X-ray devices, and critical care equipment.
Jan 15, 2021
The 2019 Joint Report shows mobilization of $63.6 billion for middle- & lower-income countries, with $6.7 billion for LIC only, up 21% from 2018. Total mobilization of $175 billion is up 9%.
English | 60 pages | 2021 IFC
Dec 8, 2020
A look at opportunities to unlock investment in green & climate finance & support a resilient economy
English | 66 pages | 2020 IFC
Oct 27, 2020
The Guinea Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC & World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints, & policy recommendations.
English | 98 pages | 2020 IFC
Oct 15, 2020
Kenya has a vibrant potato industry whose growth is constrained by lack of quality seed potato. Imports of seed potato are necessary to complement local production and to meet demand for processing varieties. This industry diagnostic analyzes Kenya’s seed potato value chain; recommending priority investments and policy actions to bridge the annual seed availability gap of 300,000 tons.
Oct 14, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a far-reaching and devastating impact on Nigeria’s economy. This rapid assessment of the COVID-19 impact on the private sector in Nigeria is a supplement to the Nigeria Country Private Sector Diagnostic, which assesses opportunities for and constraints to private sector-led growth.
Oct 13, 2020
The Nigeria Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC & World Bank analysis of growth and investment opportunities, constraints, & policy recommendations.
English | 115 pages | 2020 IFC
Oct 7, 2020
The Cote d’Ivoire Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) provides IFC & World Bank analysis of growth & investment opportunities, constraints, & policy recommendations.
English - 108 pages | French - 119 pages | 2020 IFC
Oct 6, 2020
This note assesses the short-to-medium term impact of the COVID crisis on emerging African pension fund sectors’ portfolio management approaches and related challenges and opportunities that the crisis has brought to light.
English | 15 pages | 2020 IFC
Oct 6, 2020
Water scarcity, greater water demand and changes in water supply due to climate change are severely affecting large parts of Southern Africa, including South Africa, posing a significant risk to the region. South Africa’s red meat abattoir industry is a key driver of economic growth, as it contributes to value addition, job creation and exports.
Oct 6, 2020
The “Benchmarking Study: Resource Efficiency in Red Meat Abattoirs in South Africa” provides an in-depth resource efficiency analysis of the beef, pork, sheep and goat meat agri-processing sub-sectors in South Africa.
Sep 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to trigger a severe economic contraction in Sub-Saharan Africa. IFC is working with existing clients in the region to evaluate where our support is needed most.
English | 2 pages | 2020 IFC
Aug 27, 2020
Addressing the constraints for greater private sector development will stimulate good jobs, growth and post COVID-19 recovery in Senegal. To do so, this CPSD identifies economywide policies and key interventions in Agriculture and Agribusiness, Education, Tourism and Housing.
English | 102 pages | 2020 IFC
Jul 17, 2020
English | 92 pages | 2018 IFC International Finance Corporation 2018
Jun 24, 2020
This report reviews the regulatory and tariff frameworks for small-scale distributed power generation in six southern African countries to support private investment in clean energy generation, transmission and distribution.