The developing world needs private sector investment now more than ever, and IFC’s strategic goal is to deliver private investment with development impact. Our client countries, especially those with large populations in extreme poverty or those emerging from years of conflict and fragility, are asking us for more—particularly as they grapple with the impacts of COVID-19. Working Upstream, in short, combines our roles as bank and entrepreneur to bring private sector solutions and investment to address the world’s biggest  development challenges.