Development Impact  Resources


Survey of Well-being via Instant and Frequent Tracking (SWIFT)
Estimating Consumption for Household Poverty Measurement: A Rapid Assessment Tool

The World Bank Group’s SWIFT is a rapid poverty assessment tool that can produce accurate household data in a timely, cost effective and user-friendly manner. The tool enables public or private sector clients and operational teams to measure the impact of specific interventions on the income levels of beneficiaries in real time.  


IFC’s Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - March 2018

As part of the World Bank Group (WBG), IFC has two overarching goals—ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity—that are aligned with the SDGs. Through direct investments and advisory services, IFC provides private sector solutions that lay the foundation for sustainable and inclusive economic growth. This note provides an overview of IFC’s strategic alignment with the SDGs and articulates how its operations contribute to achieving the SDGs 


Promoting Financial Inclusion in India

An additional 600 million new jobs will be needed by 2020 due to global population growth.


Assessing Private Sector Contributions to Job Creation: A Bank Case Study in a Latin American Country

IFC partners with local financial institutions to increase access to finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and to expand the breadth and depth of services banks provide to these firms. IFC has supported one of the largest private banks in a Latin American country (referenced in this executive summary as ìthe Bankî) through long-term loans that support the Bankís lending to SMEs.


IFC and Fransabank Supporting Job Creation in Lebanon

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, seeks to promote private sector led growth in order to support job creation and inclusive growth. In this context, an important priority of IFC in Lebanon is to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs).


 IFC and HBL Supporting Job Creation in Pakistan

The objective of this study is to develop an understanding of the relationship between access to finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and job creation.


Creating Jobs in Sri Lanka: Role of Private Sector Financial Institutions

The study found encouraging job creation effects. The firms surveyed had, by themselves, created 2,650 jobs, between 2009 and 2012, implying growth in jobs of 12 percent. This was higher than the rate of growth experienced by the rest of the country. Of these, almost half the new jobs created went to women.


Attracting Investment Facilitated by Corporate Governance In Mongolia

Attracting investment in Mongoliaóat least in non-extractive sectorsóhas been challenging, especially since the countryís economic downturn in 2011.


Development impact brochure

Development Impact: How We Work.


IDGs Postcard

The IFC Development Goals, known as IDGs, are targets for key development outcome indicators that projects are expected to deliver during their lifetime.


IFCís Development Evaluations Brochure

Development impact is everyoneís business.



Survey of Well-being via Instant and Frequent Tracking


IFC's Investments in Hotels

IFC invests in hotels and tourism because of the industryís strong development impact, particularly for low-income countries and fragile and conflict-affected states.


The Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Ghana

Restoring a Landmark to Former Glory



Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives

Creating jobs in a Nation of Atolls


The Azalai Grand Hotel, Mali

Long-term partnership for development


IFC Case Study:Laureate in Mexico

Creating opportunities to improve skills and incomes through access to higher education


IFC Case Study: Education within reach of all

Uniminuto: Bringing entrepreneurship, innovation and jobs to marginalized communities in Colombia through tertiary education