In an era of scarce public resources, a strong and engaged private sector is indispensable to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity. That is where IFC comes in—we know how to unlock private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they’re needed most.
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IFC works to reduce risks associated with investing in countries affected by conflict and instability.
In FY17, IFC mobilized $11.7 billion for investment in developing countries—including billion through loan syndications.
LOCAL CAPITAL MARKETS
Since 2013, our local-currency bond issuances have more than quadrupled, climbing to close to $806 million issued in FY18.
In FY18, IFC invested nearly $7.4 billion in core infrastructure projects, including funds mobilized from other investors.
We invested $376 million in initiatives related to technology in FY18, including funds mobilized from other investors.
ACCESS TO FINANCE
IFC-supported financial institutions provided $365 billion in SME loans, helping entrepreneurs turn ideas into opportunities.
In FY18, our investments in agribusiness and forestry totaled nearly $1.6 billion, creating opportunities for millions of farmers.
We provided $769 million to clients that helped educate 5.7 million students and treated more than 41 million patients.
Businesses can gain at least $12 trillion a year in market opportunities by adopting sustainable practices.
In FY18, we provided $8.4 billion in climate-smart financing, including a record $4.5 billion mobilized from others.
Our clients provided more than 800,000 jobs to women and delivered $11.4 billion in loans to women-owned SMEs.
IDA AND CONFLICT-AFFECTED AREAS
We invested $6.8 billion in the poorest countries—nearly 30 percent of our total for FY18.
More than a quarter of IFC’s investments in FY18—$6.2 billion in all—supported businesses in the region.
We provided $3.4 billion in financing for businesses in the region in FY18, helping our clients support 590,000 jobs.
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
We invested $2 billion in businesses in the region, helping our clients address energy shortages and create jobs.