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Jul 11, 2022
This report shows how online platforms can support women in accessing job relevant courses and credentials to advance their employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
English |145 pages | 2022 IFC
Apr 19, 2021
The 3rd edition of IFC & Amundi’s Emerging Market Green Bonds Report provides an overview of EM green bond developments in 2020, discusses policy and regulatory changes driving EM green bond issuance, and provides an outlook for potential for green bond market growth. EM green bond issuance outside of China was resilient in 2020, increasing by 21% from 2019, to $22 billion.
English | 38 pages | IFC 2021
Oct 7, 2020
A joint report by IFC and FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, how non-financial services are the key to unlocking the growth potential of women-led businesses.
English | 65 pages | 2020 IFC/FMO
Sep 15, 2020
IFC has offices in Paris, London, Frankfurt, and Brussels and dedicated staff that work on business development, relationship management and partnership building in the region.
Sep 14, 2020
Jun 15, 2020
English | 48 pages | 2020 IFC
May 6, 2020
A. As the next decade is critical for mobilizing investment for sustainable development, this report highlights growth and identifies opportunities for emerging market green bond markets.
English | 36 pages | 2020 IFC/Amundi
May 11, 2019
A new IFC study—Private Sector & Refugees: Pathways to Scale—produced in partnership with The Bridgespan Group, takes an unprecedented look at over 170 initiatives in both Africa and the Middle East to understand the nature of, and derive lessons from, private sector engagement with refugees and host communities.
English | 80 pages | 2019 IFC
Sep 1, 2018
Nov 30, 2014
IFC partnered with Unifrutti, an international fruit exporter with a local presence in the Philippines, to help build the management capacity of local farmers and provide technical training that helps growers maintain soil quality, recycle water, and produce quality crops.
Region: East Asia & the Pacific / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness
Nov 30, 2014
IFC worked with eight olive oil companies - representing the majority of the sector in the West Bank and Gaza - to develop supply chains, improve quality, and increase exports.
Region: Middle East & North Africa / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness / Key Topic: Fragile States
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 Minoterie de Matadi, a flour and feed milling company in the Democratic Republic of Congo known as MIDEMA, to strengthen its value chain by providing IFC’s Business Edge training to farmers and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and facilitated their links to financial institutions and their access to finance.
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness
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 23, 2014
IFC worked with Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., an IFC investment and advisory client, to conduct a Water Footprint Assessment which helps companies reduce water-related risks, improve water efficiency, and mitigate social and environmental impact.
Region: South Asia / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness
Nov 12, 2014
IFC is helping food producers in all three countries to adopt better food safety procedures and standards and increase their competitiveness.
Region: Europe & Central Asia / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness / Key Topic: Food Safety
Nov 10, 2014
IFC is working with leading seed companies in Bangladesh to promote sustainable farming practices, such as the production, distribution, and adoption of stress-tolerant seed varieties that withstand prolonged periods of submergence, high levels of salinity, and drought conditions.
Regions: South Asia / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness
Nov 4, 2013
IFC has worked with the Principal Officers Association of South Africa (POA) and engaged the South African retirement industry to create the “Responsible Investment and Ownership: A Guide for Pension Funds in South Africa.”
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa / Strategic Priority: Climate Change
Jun 26, 2013
The project strengthened the ability of local telemarketers to develop effective sales pitches, pharmacy owners to draft sounder business plans, and managers to acquire the necessary skills to motivate teams and better serve the customer.
Region: Middle East & North Africa / Strategic Priority: SMEs
Jun 24, 2013
IFC is working with Pan-African University’s Enterprise Development Center to strengthen small enterprises by providing business management training and advice, and recently helped organize a business plan competition called Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWIN) to encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners to create new business ideas.
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa / Strategic Priority: SMEs / Key Topic: Gender
Jun 24, 2013
In 2008, IFC and IBRD, along with other partners in Russia, conducted comprehensive market research that concluded: If Russia maximized its energy efficiency potential, the country could reduce primary energy consumption by as much as 45 percent – an amount equal to the annual consumption of France or the United Kingdom.
Region: Europe & Central Asia / Strategic Priority: Infrastructure
Jun 24, 2013
IFC worked with Business Partners Limited (BPL), a South Africa-based specialty risk finance firm, to create Business Partners International (BPI) in 2004. The firm operates private equity funds in central and southern African countries. Small business owners who have attended IFC’s Business Edge management workshops have accessed financing through these funds.
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa / Strategic Priority: SMEs / Key Topic: Fragile States
Jun 18, 2013
IFC is working with the Yemen Education For Employment Foundation (YEFE) to increase employment among the country’s women and college-educated youth, two segments of society with higher than average unemployment rates. Using IFC’s Business Edge management training, YEFE prepares participants to start their own enterprises or get jobs that were pre-committed by sponsor companies.
Region: Middle East & North Africa / Strategic Priority: SMEs / Key Topics: Fragile States, Women
Jun 18, 2013
IFC is working with BLC Bank to improve access to finance and support the growth of women-owned businesses in Lebanon. With IFC support, BLC Bank launched the Women’s Empowerment Initiative, offering a range of services tailored to women-owned businesses.
Region: Middle East & North Africa / Strategic Priority: SMEs / Key Topic: Women
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